Russia Update: Chechen Suspects in Nemtsov Murder Withdraw Confessions, Say Were Tortured

March 11, 2015
Three men, from the left: Tamerlan Eskerkhanov, Shagid Gubashev and Khamzad Bakhaev suspected of involvement in the killing of Boris Nemtsov sit in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 8, 2015. AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev

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Vladimir Putin has awarded medals to Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov even after his praise of a suspect in the murder of Boris Nemtsov, and has also awarded Andrei Lugovoi, the chief suspect in the poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko. Western critics find the timing suspicious.

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