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Boris Nemtsov murder probe: Russian investigators to indict five men

Published 29/12/2015

Boris Nemtsov was shot late at night on February 27 as he was walking just outside the Kremlin (AP)
Boris Nemtsov was shot late at night on February 27 as he was walking just outside the Kremlin (AP)

Five men will be indicted for the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, investigators have announced.

Mr Nemtsov, a top opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was shot late at night on February 27 as he was walking just outside the Kremlin.

Five Chechen men have been arrested on charges of involvement in the killing, but it has remained unclear who ordered the attack.

The Investigative Committee, Russia's top investigative body, said that investigators would file the final indictment against the five men later, while the suspected organiser is at large.

The key suspect in Mr Nemtsov's killing was a senior officer in the security forces of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

Mr Nemtsov's family has been petitioning investigators to look into Kadyrov's possible involvement in the murder.

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