MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The investigation into the death of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, murdered almost a year ago in Moscow, might end this week, a lawyer for one of the defendants said Monday.
"We were preliminary told that the end of the investigation would be announced this week, at the worst, early next week. They are planning to finish the familiarization with the materials [phase] of the criminal case before the end of February," Musa Khadisov told RIA Novosti.
Five persons were detained on suspicion of involvement in the murder — Hamzat Bakhayev, Tamerlan Eskerkhanov, Shadid and Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev. The alleged mastermind of the murder, Ruslan Mukhudinov, has been arrested in absentia.