Putin suggested "finalizing" the investigation into the murder of Boris Nemtsov

Putin suggested "finalizing" the investigation into the murder of Boris Nemtsov
Putin suggested "finalizing" the investigation into the murder of Boris Nemtsov
11 December 2020, 18:37PoliticsPhoto: Михаил Росляков / Facebook
The investigation into the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov "must be finalized", Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

A transcript of Putin's statement on the Nemtsov murder case appeared on the Kremlin 's official website following a meeting of the presidential Human Rights Council (HRC).

“I have spoken to my colleagues many times, and I want to tell you again. You know that. The famous murder of Galina Starovoitova, also a Petersburg woman, was found, imprisoned and held accountable. Murder of Nemtsov. We need to improve", - the press service of the Kremlin quoted Putin's statement.

Boris Nemtsov was killed by shots in the back late on February 27, 2015 on the bridge opposite the Kremlin. According to the investigation, Nemtsov was followed for a long time, studying in detail all his routes. By a strange coincidence, the cameras in the area of the bridge were turned off at the time of the murder. Five perpetrators were convicted of the contract murder of Nemtsov: Zaur Dadaev, Anzor and Shadid Gubashevs, Khamzat Bakhayev and Temirlan Eskerkhanov. The court did not name the customer. Two alleged accomplices in the crime - Beslan Shavanov and Ruslan Geremeyev - escaped punishment.

In memory of Boris Nemtsov, supporters proposed to rename the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge to Nemtsov Bridge, but the Moscow authorities rejected this proposal. The people's memorial on the bridge dedicated to Nemtsov, which has existed for 2098 days, is regularly ravaged by representatives of public utilities. Activists have to arrange regular shifts on the bridge in order to preserve the memory of the executed opposition politician.

According to Kommersant , members of the HRC at a meeting with the president proposed to radically change several articles of the law at once in order to liberalize it. At the same time, Putin allowed the possibility of revising the bill, which expands the application of the status of a foreign agent.

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