Russia Update: Chechen Suspect Reportedly Offended at ‘Negative Comments’ by Nemtsov on Islam

March 9, 2015
Zaur Dadayev in Basmanny Court March 8, where he was arraigned in the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Photo by Philipp Kireev.

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According to a source in the investigation, Zaur Dadayev, the former Chechen policeman charged in the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, has claimed his motive was Nemtsov’s statements on the Charlie Hebdo murders by Islamist terrorists.


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