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Five suspects in Moscow court in connection with Nemtsov murder


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Five suspects in Moscow court in connection with Nemtsov murder

Five men have appeared before a Moscow court in connection with the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov.

The men were taken into court handcuffed and flanked by guards and kept in cages while inside the courtroom.

Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev were arrested in the Russian republic of Ingushetia on Saturday (March 7).

Dadayev has reportedly admitted his involvement in the shooting and was remanded in custody until April 28.

The judge has yet to rule on Gubashev’s detention but did order that the three other men, who include Gubashev’s younger brother Shagid, be held in custody.

Nemtsov was gunned down on a Moscow bridge on February 27, just steps away from the Kremlin.

A former deputy prime minister and staunch critic of President Vladimir Putin, his supporters have blamed Russian authorities for his murder.

Government officials have denied any involvement in the killing, while Putin called his death a shameful tragedy and vowed to do everything possible to find those responsible.

Since the shooting nine days ago, mourners continue to flock to the bridge where Nemtsov died to lay flowers and pay their last respects.

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