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.
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.