The Moscow district military court on Wednesday, November 30, questioned for the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov, Deputy Chairman of the party PARNAS Ilya Yashin and the editor of the “Weekly journal” Alexander Ryklin, passing witnesses in the case, reports TASS. A detailed chronicle of the events in court is “the Media”.
Yashin told the court about the threats against Nemtsov. “He received threats and was hooligan attacks for his political activities. Once in Yaroslavl put egg in Moscow on the car dropped the toilet, “said the opposition leader.
“Seriously, the Germans only feared one person (the head of Chechnya), Ramzan Kadyrov. He believed that the representatives of the Republic are not subject to Russian law and can do what they want,” said Yashin. He told me that the last time they Nemtsov discussed the risks associated with criticizing the leadership of Chechnya in August – September 2014. “He (Nemtsov) then published a video, which shows representatives of Chechen power structures, who crossed the border with Ukraine (included in the conflict zone in the East of Ukraine)” (quoted by “Interfax”)- said Yashin.
In General, according to the witness, the Germans in the last two years before his death received threats in his address. He was always “subject to different threats, all of them were related to his professional and political activities,” said Yashin. “These threats was that if you don’t stop his political activities, then you can just kill,” said the opposition leader. Threats also were received and son Nemtsov – as reported by the TV channel “Rain”, the court said the Deputy Chairman of Parnassus.
In addition, according to Yashin, Nemtsov said about the likely shadowing him. “Boris told me that he feels that he’s being watched. Without specifying who and where. But I didn’t take it seriously, said it was paranoia,” he said.
Ryklin said that Nemtsov was killed for political reasons
In turn, Alexander Ryklin expressed the opinion that Nemtsov’s killing could be politically motivated, reports TASS. The journalist stressed that he and Nemtsov were on the same page, were part of the same political and public associations, and also had friends – “I met, resting together.”
Ryklin told that the Germans told him about the two sources of threats – the Kremlin and Chechnya. According to Ryklin, in 2002 during a trip to Chechnya Nemtsov was threatened, reports Business FM. While the Germans, who came at the invitation of the head of Chechnya, Akhmad Kadyrov, to the Congress of the Chechen people, quite “hard” spoke about what is happening in the country. The break events from a group of young people, which was the son of Akhmad Kadyrov, the current head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, were threatened.
“After that, we with security came Akhmad Kadyrov and said that we better not to spend the night in the country, he give security, and “bring down” in Ingushetia. He really gave us security, and we went to Ingushetia,” said Ryklin. “In the Caucasus, all long remember,” added the chief editor of the “Weekly journal”, quoted by “Novaya Gazeta”.
The presiding Yury Sitnikov, referring to Ryklin, asked witnesses not to talk about personality and political views Nemtsov, as the defendants were not charged with murder in connection with social or professional activities policy. “If we’re going to investigate, the court will go beyond the allegations,” the judge said.
“But he was killed for his political views,” according to Business FM, said Ryklin, noting that it was “obviously all citizens of the country,” to which the judge urged “not to speak for all the citizens of the Russian Federation”.
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 early October. On the dock was Zaur Dadayev, Anzor and Shadid Gubareva, Temirlan Eskerkhanov and Khamzat being the alleged perpetrators of the murder. They are accused of committing crimes 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.
According to investigators, 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 the proposal Muhudinov and other unidentified persons to kill Nemtsov.
Earlier media wrote that the investigation was named the customer of murder of an officer of a battalion of interior Ministry troops “North” Ruslan Eremeev. It was also noted that Eremeev, a close relative of state Duma Deputy Adam Delimkhanov, the Senator from Chechnya Suleiman Eremeeva and the chief of the police station in the Shelkovskoy district of Chechnya wahi Eremeeva.