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Investigators continue to identify persons involved in Nemtsov’s murder

March 07, 2015, 21:45 UTC+3
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MOSCOW, 7 March. /TASS/. Russia’s Investigative Committee continues to identify persons involved in the murder of the opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, the committee’s spokesman Vladimir Markin told TASS on Saturday.

"Activities to expose persons involved in the crime, to whatever degree continues," Markin said.

"Within the probe into Nemtsov’s murder investigators of the Russian Investigative Committee alongside officers of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Interior Ministry detained suspects Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev," he said.

"According to the investigation, the detained are involved in masterminding and execution of the murder," Markin said.

Earlier in the day, FSB head Alexander Bortnikov told reporters that two persons suspected of murdering Nemtsov were detained on Saturday,

"As a result of the work done, we have detained today two people suspected of committing this crime - those are Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev, natives of the Caucasian region," he said. "We continue necessary operative and investigative work."

Nemtsov, a co-leader of the RPR-Parnas party, was gunned down on a bridge in central Moscow at a blank-point range several hundred meters away from the Kremlin late on Friday night, February 27. The law enforcement agencies launched a criminal inquiry into the murder on charges of "murder" and "illegal circulation of firearms." The investigators are pursuing several lines of inquiry, including a contract killing. On March 3, Nemtsov was buried at Moscow’s Troyekurovskoye cemetery.

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