MOSCOW, November 25 (RAPSI) – The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has communicated a complaint lodged by Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in 2010 against a Moscow court decision in favor of then Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, Nemtsov’s lawyer Vadim Prokhorov told RAPSI on Wednesday.

According to the attorney, Luzhkov has filed a defamation lawsuit against Nemtsov seeking retraction of the politician’s statements containing corruption charges against then-mayor. The lawsuit was granted in part by a Moscow court.

Nemtsov has turned to the ECHR to prove his full rightness, Prokhorov said.

Nemtsov was murdered in central Moscow on the night of February 28. In the 1990s, the politician held a number of high-ranking posts in the Russian Government. In the 2000s, he joined the opposition.

Five suspects were detained in the case, including the alleged murderer Zaur Dadayev, brothers Anzor and Shadid Gubashev, and Khamzat Bakhayev who, according to investigators, provided his accomplices with information and then hid them after the murder. The fifth suspect, Temerlan Eskerkhanov is said to have monitored Nemtsov’s whereabouts. Investigators have not revealed the suspected role of the Gubashev brothers in the crime.

Dadayev initially testified against himself and the other suspects, but later retracted his testimony in court.

Ruslan Mukhudinov, a former Chechen Interior Ministry officer who is considered to be an organizer of the murder, has been arrested in absentia and put on the international wanted list.