Five Chechens jailed in Nemtsov murder case

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A Chechen gunman and four accomplices have been given long jail sentences for the killing of leading Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov near the Kremlin, the BBC reports.

Zaur Dadayev was jailed for 20 years by a Moscow military court while the others were given 11 to 19 years.

Nemtsov was shot dead in February 2015. His family fear the person who ordered the murder may never be caught.

The counsel for five persons convicted for the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov will shortly appeal against the verdict passed by the Moscow District Military Court, one of the convicts’ lawyers told TASS.

“The verdict will be appealed against in the coming days. This will surely be done next week,” the lawyer said.

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