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Russian authorities charge two over Nemtsov shooting

Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 00:52

Men suspected of murdering Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov are formally charged in a Moscow court, with one allegedly admitting involvement. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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A Moscow court says two men have been charged over the murder of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov: Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev. A judge said Dadayev had admitted to being involved in the killing. Russian state investigators now say they have a total of five suspects in Nemtsov's murder. One served in a police unit in the Russian region of Chechnya, according to local media. 55-year-old Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was shot dead near the Kremlin on February 27th. Russian officials have always denied involvement, despite accusations from some of Nemtsov's friends. It's the most high-profile killing of an opposition figure in President Vladimir Putin's fifteen year reign.

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Russian authorities charge two over Nemtsov shooting

Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 00:52