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Boris Nemstov Murder Suspects Plead Not Guilty

© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov / Go to the mediabankA suspect in the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov at the Basmanny Court's session in Moscow
A suspect in the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov at the Basmanny Court's session in Moscow - Sputnik International
Neither suspect in the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov acknowledged his guilt, according to the chairman of Moscow’s Public Oversight Commission, Anton Tsvetkov.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Neither of the suspects held for the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov earlier this month is pleading guilty, the chairman of Moscow’s Public Oversight Commission, Anton Tsvetkov, said Wednesday.

"At this time, neither suspect in the Nemtsov case is acknowledging his guilt," Tsvetkov said.

A portrait of the late Boris Nemtsov at a plenary meeting hall of the international business and exhibition center. Sibir. Participants in the third day of the 12th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum commemorate the memory of the late politician Boris Nemtsov with a minute of silence before the session.12th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum. Day Three - Sputnik International
All Five Suspects in Murder of Politician Nemtsov Arrested in Moscow
Russia's former deputy prime minister Nemtsov was gunned down late February 27 near the Red Square in downtown Moscow. Anna Duritskaya, his 23-year-old girlfriend walking with him at the time of the assault, was unhurt and is currently the key witness in the case.

On Sunday, the court called for the arrest of five suspects. One of them, Zaur Dadayev, who earlier pleaded guilty, withdrew his plea Wednesday, after the Russian Presidential Human Rights Council suggested his confession was made under duress.

The council is now considering whether to raise the issue of torture with the country's prosecutor general.

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