Chechen gang guilty of Nemtsov’s murder

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A Russian jury has found five ethnic Chechen men guilty of murdering leading opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the BBC reports.

Zaur Dadayev shot the former deputy prime minister in February 2015 near the Kremlin. Four others acted as their accomplices. The group were allegedly promised $250,000 to kill Nemtsov. They all denied the charges.

Nemtsov’s relatives fear whoever ordered the murder will never be found.

The jury in Moscow convicted the five men after more than eight months of hearings.

Zaur Dadayev is a former member of an elite Chechen military unit.

The other four defendants are brothers Anzor Gubashev and Shagid Gubashev, Ramzan Bakhayev and Tamerlan Eskerkhanov.

A sixth man, Beslan Shabanov, died after he was detained in Chechnya.

Nemtsov was shot dead just metres away from the Kremlin on 27 February 2015. He was 55.

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