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MOSCOW, July 25. /TASS/. The Moscow District Military Court has granted a motion of the defendants in the Nemtsov murder case on a jury trial, one of the defendant’s lawyer Shamsudin Tsakaev has told TASS.
"The court granted the defendants’ petition who asked for a jury trial," he said.
The court is to set the date to select the jury, which consists of 12 people.
Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in the center of Moscow on February 27, 2015. Five persons were arrested on suspicion of murdering the opposition politician: Zaur Dadayev, Anzor and Shadid Gubahev, Tamerlan Eskerkhanov and Khamzat Bakhayev.
Depending on their role and degree of their involvement, they are pressed with charges under part 2, article 105 ("Contract Murder Committed by an Organized Group’) and part 3, article 222 of Russia’s Criminal Code ("Illegal Acquisition, Transfer, Storage, Transportation and Bearing of Firearms and Ammunition by an Organized Group"). Article 105 envisages punishment up to life imprisonment.
The accused persons have denied their complicity in Nemtsov’s murder.