The alleged organizer of the murder, failed to appear in court

The murder of Boris Nemtsov. May 25, 2016

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A former officer of the battalion “North” Ruslan Eremeev has not come to court for questioning in the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov. Lawyers for the family of the opposition believe Eremeeva the organizer of the crime

Elusive Eremeev

The former commander of a battalion of internal troops “the North” Ruslan Eremeev will not be questioned at the Moscow district military court. He did not attend the meeting, the correspondent of RBC from the courtroom. At the hearing, also did not come Eremeeva nephew Arthur and a former commander of the military unit No. 4156, which applies to the battalion “North”, Alibek Delimkhanov.

Call Eremeeva fan and Delimkhanov on interrogation, the court ruled on 6 December, having satisfied the petition of the lawyer of the victims Olga Mikhailova. To accomplish this proved impossible because the investigators had not located Eremeeva. Judge Yuri Sitnikov noted that all three of them were sent telegrams.

The representatives of the family Nemtsov has repeatedly called Eremeeva organizer of the assassination policy, however, the procedural status of the former soldier has not changed: he is involved as a witness and never was questioned. As told by the interlocutors of RBC in the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR), the head of Department Alexander Bastrykin has not signed twice in absentia charged Eremeeva, indicating that it is not enough reason.

Eremeeva active searches were conducted in the weeks after the assassination of Nemtsov. So, the staff asked the RCDS to be installed where it is, and deliver it to the Investigation Committee. This request is contained in the instruction dated 16 March 2015, which the employees of the RCDS gave the FSB Department for Chechnya, said the petition. The same order of may 18, 2015 was received by the chief of investigative management (RBM) 2nd service of the FSB. The case also has summons Eremeeva in for questioning. On October 31, investigators instructed Ouro FSB to deliver it to the defendant in the case.

But this requirement was not fulfilled: the FSB only went in the place of residence Eremeeva and later wrote in the report that “the door to a household no one opened”.

Nephew Arthur Eremeev according to the extract from Rosreestr was the owner of the apartment in the house №46 in the street Fan, in which the defendants lived. He also hit the lenses of the CCTV cameras installed in the houses №3 and 46 street Fan.

Alibek Delimkhanov family lawyers Nemtsov also considered one of the key figures: his signature was on travel authorizations officers of the battalion “North” Ruslan Eremeev and alleged killer Zaur Dadaev. These identities were found during a search of the apartment Fan on the street.

Influential relatives

The lawyers asked to question the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, Duma Deputy Adam Delimkhanov, who is a cousin uncle Ruslan Eremeev and brother of the commander of the battalion “North” Alibek Delimkhanov, the commander of management of private security of the interior Ministry of the Chechen Sharip Delimkhanov, under whose leadership was the Beslan Shavanov, and the head of the district police Department for the Shelkovskoy district of Chechnya Vakha Eremeeva, eskerhanova immediate supervisor and the employee of the interior Ministry of Chechnya Aslanbek Hateva and former police Shamkhan Tazabayeva. The defendants have served in power structures of Chechnya, were in relationships with leaders and these relationships could play a role in the case, said in the petition.

“It is gratifying that the court has made a significant step in comparison with the investigation. Because the investigation was denied us, for example, in the interrogation Alibek Delimkhanov. And he, among other things, the chief of the same military unit, which came from Zaur Dadayev, Beslan Shavanov and other [perpetrators of the murder]”, — explained RBC family lawyer Nemtsov Vadim Prokhorov.

Boris Nemtsov was shot dead late at night on 27 February 2015, on the Big Moskvoretsky bridge. The investigators came to the conclusion that we are talking about the contract killing, for which the performers received at least 15 million rubles.

All of the performers, according to the CCJ, there were six: this Zaur Dadayev, Anzor and Shadid Gubareva, Temirlan Eskerkhanov, Khamzat and Beslan Shavanov. When the detention was blown up by a grenade. The other five are now on trial, they are charged with murder as part of an organized group and illegal possession of weapons. The defendants said in court that does not admit guilt. Immediately after the detention of three of them, including Dadaeva, confessed to the murder, and then recanted, claiming torture.

The prosecution in the attempt was charged in absentia only Ruslan Muhudinov, the driver Eremeeva. The case against him is being investigated separately, he muhudinov is wanted. Prokhorov called it “by senior managers, but not the organizer of the murder”.

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