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Three suspects in Nemtsov murder case deny guilt — Public Monitoring Commission

March 11, 2015, 14:04 UTC+3

The three suspects have appealed against their arrest, a spokesperson for Moscow’s Basmanny court said earlier on Wednesday

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MOSCOW, March 11. /TASS/. Three suspects in Russian politician Boris Nemtsov’s murder — Zaur Dadayev, Anzor Gubashev and Shagid Gubashev — deny guilt, head of Moscow’s Public Monitoring Commission Anton Tsvetkov said on Wednesday.

"All three [suspects] deny guilt at the moment," Tsvetkov said.

Dadayev and the Gubashev brothers are held in the Lefortovo detention facility, which today was visited by the members of the Public Monitoring Commission.

The three suspects have appealed against their arrest, a spokesperson for Moscow’s Basmanny court said earlier on Wednesday.

The appeal against the arrest warrant concerned Tamerlan Eskerkhanov, Anzor Gubashev and Khamzad Bakhayev, said Anna Fadeyeva, adding that no appeals came from two other suspects arrested in the murder case.

On March 8, Bassmanny court took into custody until April 28 Anzor and Shagid Gubashev, Tamerlan Eskerkhanov, Khamzad Bakhayev and Zaur Dadayev.

Bakhayev, Eskerkhanov, and Gubashev are suspected of murder committed by a group of persons in collusion for reasons of greed or for money, as well as connected with robbery, extortion or banditry (Article 105 of Russia’s Criminal Code) and illegal turnover of weapons (Article 222).

Charges have been brought against Dadayev and Anzor Gubashev, who may be facing 8 to 20 years in prison or life in prison.

Boris Nemtsov's murder

Russian opposition and state figure, deputy of a regional legislature, the Yaroslavl city duma, Boris Nemtsov, was shot dead on downtown Moscow’s Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge overnight to February 28 from a handgun.

Nemtsov was a co-chair of the RPR-Parnas party. He had held a number of government positions in the 1990s. Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case into the killing under articles 105 and 222 of the Russian Criminal Code. Investigators do not rule out the murder was a contract killing.

Nemtsov was buried at the Troyekurov Cemetery in Moscow on March 3.

The key witness of the crime, Ukrainian national Anna Duritskaya, who was with Nemtsov at the moment of his killing, left for Ukraine after required investigative activities. She plans to cooperate with investigators.

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