The Moscow district military court on Thursday, December 1, at the ongoing trial of the murder of Boris Nemtsov was interrogated former state Duma Deputy Gennady Gudkov. Politician who appeared as prosecution witness, told about threats received by opposition leader killed 27 Feb 2015. On the eve of this is also told in court, the Deputy Chairman of the party PARNAS Ilya Yashin and the editor of the “Weekly journal” Alexander Ryklin. Chronicle of meetings shall be “the Media”.
“The threats were the flow through social networks and by phone, sometimes it was a professional observation, was chasing him in airports,” said Gudkov, who was quoted by TASS. According to the former Deputy, he warned Nemtsov on greater risk and urged him to take basic security measures. “But Boris believed that his publicity and fame will not allow anyone to bring the threat into action” – he said.
According to Gudkov, cited by Novaya Gazeta, surveillance of Nemtsov led and Nadawcy (activists of the National liberation movement (NOD). – Approx. NEWSru.com), and professional staff. “So I warned him to be involved in security. If he was at least a guard, I think the guys would be a lot more problems with the organization of this murder,” said the ex-Deputy, under the “guys” referring to the accused in the crime.
Gennady Gudkov also said that he knows who committed the crime, but he can’t reveal his sources, reported the BBC Russian service. “Well, I’ll say this: I have a suggestion that the roots of crime are in the political leadership of Chechnya. If I named my sources, they would be in mortal danger,” – said the ex-Deputy. The politician explained that he had received information about the organizers and perpetrators of the murder through his contacts in the KGB, where he previously served.
Former Deputy concluded that the customer of murder is the Chechen leadership, and the performers – the “six”. This definition has caused indignation of one of the accused Zaur Dadaev. “Why do you call us “bitches”!? I myself, who want to make “six”. You – a six of the West!” – exclaimed one.
During interrogation, Gudkov presiding at the trial judge Yuri Zhitnikov, referring to the ex-Deputy, asked him not to speak about the political background of the murder, as it is not in the indictment. “And how could it be any other motive?” – surprised in response beeps. Alexander Ryklin also said that Nemtsov was killed for his political views.
Boris Nemtsov was gunned down on Great Moskvoretsky bridge in Moscow on 27 February 2015. The court started consideration on the substance of criminal case about the murder of Nemtsov in the beginning of October 2016. In the dock five people – Zaur Dadayev, who is considered the direct perpetrator of the crime, Anzor and Shadid Gubareva, Temirlan Eskerkhanov and Khamzat. Earlier they were charged under part 2 of article 105 of the criminal code (“Murder committed in an organised group on hiring”) and part 3 of article 222 (“Illegal acquisition, transfer, storage, transportation and carrying of firearms and ammunition”).
According to investigators, the alleged customer and the organizer of the crime is a former officer of the battalion “North” Ruslan muhudinov. The charge brought against him in absentia. From November 2015, he is on the international wanted list. The investigation against Muhudinov and other unidentified persons allocated in separate manufacture. The investigation found that in late September 2014, the defendants in the case, and Beslan Shavanov, who later died in detention, for a fee in the amount of not less than 15 million rubles agreed to kill Nemtsov’s proposal Muhudinov and “other unidentified persons”.
The press wrote that the investigation called by the customer of the murder, and officer of a battalion of interior Ministry troops “North” Ruslan Eremeev, however, of the charges he was not charged. The media pointed to kinship Eremeeva with state Duma Deputy Adam by Delimkhanov and Senator from Chechnya Suleiman Eremeev.