Punishment case of murdered Russian opposition leader Nemtsov postponed

Punishment case of murdered Russian opposition leader Nemtsov postponed

The five men convicted of the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in 2015 get not yet heard what punishment they get.

The on Tuesday announced the publication of the penalty is several days shifted, let voorzittend judge Yuri Zjitnikov to the news agency Interfax know.

Wednesday may first, the defense arguments, to plead. Then follows a break until (probably) July 12, when the Prosecutor’s turn. When the court is ultimately the sanction determines, is not yet clear.

For the man who took the fatal shots at Nemtsov solved, the Chechen ex-military Zaur Dadajev, threatens a life imprisonment. Four companions of Dadajev, which are all aiding and abetting acquaintances, with a maximum prison sentence of 25 years.


The family of Nemtsov is convinced that the five are not the real perpetrators are, but just pawns of the real brains behind the attack, the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Who called Dadajev rather “a true Russian patriot”.

The daughter of Nemtsov, a journalist Sjanna Nemtsova, said in a comment that “the attack with this matter is not resolved”. They lobbied to ensure that the investigation into the murder continues. Also the lawyer of Nemtsova is of the opinion that Kadyrov had heard. That the Russian authorities still denied.

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