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Jury retires in Nemtsov murder trial

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By Euronews
Jury retires in Nemtsov murder trial

<p>Jurors in the trial of five men accused of murdering Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov have retired to consider their verdicts. </p> <p>The outspoken opponent of President Vladimir Putin was shot dead as he walked across a bridge near the Kremlin at night in 2015.</p> <p>His murder shocked Russia’s opposition and was condemned around the world. </p> <p>The judge has now summarized the evidence and left the jury to deliberate.</p> <p>All five defendants, from the Russian region of Chechnya, deny the charges of contract murder and the illegal acquisition, carrying and keeping of weapons.</p>