The court, without a customer in Moscow began the trial about the murder of Nemtsov

Consideration of the merits of the case on the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov at the Moscow district military court. The defendant in a criminal case Tamerlan Eskerkhanov (second from left)

In the Moscow district military court on Monday held the first hearing on the case about the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. In the dock five people — a former zamkomandira battalion “North” Zaur Dadaev, his relatives brothers Anzor and Shadid Gubareva, as well as their friends Temirlan Eskerkhanov and Khamzat.

The customer of murder the consequence considers now wanted Rusala muhutdinova — ex-the fighter of a battalion “the North” and a personal driver for battalion commander Ruslan Eremeev.

At the second attempt

The investigation of the case against the five accused, was completed in early summer, and in July the case was sent to court. But the beginning of the process was delayed due to the fact that the court could not form a Collegium of jurors. Many juries took recusals, told RBC the lawyers of the accused Shamsudin cakaev and Zaurbek Sadaharu.

“The reasons for the rejection was different — someone was going on vacation, someone just did not want to participate in a process that will take a long time,” said cakaev.

In the end, the jury was formed from the second attempt only September 28 — from 84 candidates, the court selected 12 main and 8 alternates. And on October 3 the court held the first hearing. In such an extended procedure is not unusual, the lawyers say, in practice, in assembling a panel on high-profile cases often require multiple sessions.

From the preparation before the murder

In court Monday the Prosecutor Maria Semenenko has announced the jury the version of the investigation, and the defendants stated that it did not admit guilt.

According to the prosecution, the resonant murder was committed by the five accused and the victim during the arrest of the sixth person involved in the case Beslan Shavanov 15 million, which they promised to pay mukhutdinov.

Crime preparation began in the fall of 2014, said Semenenko. The defendants began to collect information about politics via the Internet, set up surveillance outside of his house. For conspiracy, said the prosecution, they used “fighting tube” (this phrase was used by the Prosecutor) — specially bought for the crime of cell phones and SIM cards, the car ZAZ Chance. Also used the car muhutdinova — Mercedes ML c number 007.


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On 3 October a panel of jurors of the Moscow district military court (MOVS) has started consideration of the case about the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov. The defendants pleaded not guilty…

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The apartment in which they lived, according to the prosecution, they took mukhutdinov on the street Fan in the capital.

27 Feb 2015 Savanov and Anzor Gubashev followed the politician and found that in the evening he went to the GUM. Through the large glass at the restaurant “Bosco” they saw how a politician eats at the company’s Ukrainian model Anna Duritskaya. He waited until the pair come out and go towards the Big stone bridge, they called Dadaev, said the Prosecutor.

According to the prosecution, Dada caught up with Nemtsov on a bridge and shot from behind. Arrived later the doctors pronounced the death of the policy — it got four out of six released killer bullets.

Dadayev immediately jumped in the car ZAZ Chance, which the bridge approached the patrol-guard service, and disappeared from the scene, said Semenenko. The car, the accused left on Novy Arbat street, while the street Fan got on the taxi, said Semenenko.

The next day, and told the Prosecutor, most of the accused went from Moscow to the Chechen Republic. “There were only those who thought that no one will calculate”, — concluded the Prosecutor. According to the materials of the case, in the apartment on the Fan left to live Eskerkhanov. A Bahai has lived in the village of Kozino in the Odintsovo district of Moscow region.

Different readings

“Not pleaded guilty”, said Dada, when judge Yuri Sitnikov gave him a word. But with detailed testimony, the defendant declared that he intends to act only at the end of the trial. The same position was taken and the other defendants.

In March 2015, all the accused gave a confession and details of how they planned the murder. But later they refused to confess and said that they gave them under torture, and the text of the confessions dictated to them by investigators. Almost all of them during the preliminary investigation provided an alibi. In particular, Dadaev said that almost the whole day on February 27, spent Eremeev — went with him to the mosque, went out to dinner. Then I went to a club with friends and in the evening again went to see Eremeeva.

Bach, in turn, said that he was on a date with his girlfriend, and Eskerkhanov said that as the guard was accompanied by one of the customers at the nightclub.

Difficult driver

In court, the lawyers of the accused asked the jury not to draw conclusions from the first proof, and more attentive to detail and to question all the statements of the prosecution.

In particular, the lawyer Sadaharu pointed out that the motive for the crime, according to investigators, is money. “But the investigation has not established, gave them someone somebody and where is the money,” — said the lawyer.


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“It was said [by the Prosecutor] that mukhutdinov — the customer. But he was only the driver of the battalion commander and Dadaev Vice commander. Whether the driver can be the customer for the second-in-command?” — questioned the lawyer.

Lawyers for the daughter of the deceased Jeanne Nemcova Olga Mikhailova and Vadim Prokhorov, in turn, said in court that do consider the crime unsolved. They insisted that the investigation has not established any true customers of the crime nor of its organizers.

Mikhailov recalled that the case was not questioned by the commander of the battalion “North” Ruslan Eremeev and officials about the interrogation, which asked the victims — the Deputy of Adam Delimkhanov, Senator Suleiman Eremeev and head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov.

According to the lawyers Mikhailova and Prokhorov, they could all be aware of the impending crime.

Similar claims

A consolidated position that the case was poorly investigated, prior to this he held the lawyers in the murder trial of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. The dock then was also only the alleged perpetrators — Chechen authority Lom-Ali gaitukayev and his nephews. They also did not plead guilty and demanded to conduct a more thorough investigation to prove his innocence.

On further investigation insisted and representatives of children of the deceased, but they, unlike the lawyers of the accused, was required to identify the customer of murder, whose name still is not named.

“These two cases are very similar,” — said the lawyer of the Politkovskaya’s children, Anna Stavitskaya. Because defendants do not admit guilt, they will never be able to hear the name of the customer. But for the victims the most important thing is to understand why it was murder and who was behind it, explains a lawyer.

“Set the customer can only result in judgment will deal with issues of guilt, only those who were in the dock. But probably, the investigators don’t really need, and they want to confine those who are considered performers,” said Stavitskaya.

The Politkovskaya case over the strict time limits for the accused gaitukayev, whom the consequence considered as the organizer, and the alleged killer Rustam Maxudov was sentenced to life imprisonment. Three of their alleged accomplices, the court appointed long sentences.

A long process

After hearing the parties, the judge gitnikov adjourned until Tuesday. At the next meeting, the prosecution intends to present to the jury a number of documents — including the Protocol of inspection of the crime scene and start questioning witnesses if they come to court.

As the lawyer told cakaev, in fact, there are 56 witnesses who can be questioned in court.

“Probably the whole process will be delayed until the New year,” — said the tsakayev. Following consideration of the panel of jurors will retire to the deliberation room where you will have to answer three main questions: was the event a crime, did his five defendants, and if so — if they’re guilty.

The court, without a customer in Moscow began the trial about the murder of Nemtsov

The accused in the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov on the dock of the Moscow district military court. 3 Oct 2016

Five of the accused in the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov said at a meeting of the Moscow district military court (MOVS) on his innocence, the correspondent of RBC from the courtroom.

On Monday, a jury of Mouse proceeded to the consideration of resonant business.

Combat tube

The court session began with the speech of the state Prosecutor Maria Semenenko. Standing behind the podium in front of a jury, she in turn presented all the accused, the Deputy commander of the battalion “North” Zaur Dadaev, his relatives — brothers Anzor and Shadid Gubarevich, and also their friends Temirlan eskerhanova and Khamzat Bagaeva. She stated that they, as well as one fighter of the battalion “North” Beslan Shavanov committed the murder of a politician in order muhutdinova Ruslan — in the past, the personal driver of the commander of the battalion “North” Ruslan Eremeev. Savanov died during detention in March 2015. Mukhutdinov now is wanted.

Muhudinov the consequence calls the customer and the organizer of the murder of Nemtsov. The investigative Committee continues investigating a criminal case against him, he declared in the international search.

According to Semenenko, the motive was money — 15 million rubles, which promised the accused to pay mukhutdinov. “They agreed and immediately joined in an organized group,” — said the Prosecutor. She explained that an organized group differed cohesion, the presence of friendship and family ties, roles and a clear plan.

The Prosecutor said that mukhutdinov rented an apartment for the participants of the case Fan on the street in Moscow, giving them his car, a Mercedes ML number 007 and bought cell phones, which were used to cover the combat of the tube.

Directly same artists led Dadaev, said Semenenko. According to her, the accused had collected. information via the Internet and put a tail on him. For surveillance they used ZAZ Chance car which was later used during the killings.

Glass Windows

Semenenko said that the murder occurred in the evening of February 27. The day after Nemtsov accused was following the patrol-guard service-senior and Savanov, it saw Nemtsov eating at one of the restaurants in Gum with the Ukrainian model Anna Duritskaya. “The accused saw them through the big glass Windows,” — said Semenenko. They waited until the couple leaves the restaurant, and called Dudaeva, using a safe phone, said Semenenko.

According to the materials of the case, Dada caught up with Nemtsov and his companion on the Big Moskvoretsky bridge and shot the politician in the back. As explained Semenenko, Dadaev made at least six shots, four bullets hit policy. Doctors, who arrived on a call could only ascertain the death, the Prosecutor said.

Dadaev told Semenenko, after killing literally jumped into the car ZAZ Chance, run by the patrol-guard service and in which he was sitting Savanov. The car drove in the direction of New Arbat. There the accused abandoned the car and on the car got to Rolling the streets. Dadaev, said Semenenko, the way replaced three cars.


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The next day, told Semenenko, most of the accused went from Moscow to Chechnya. “There were only those who thought that no one will calculate”, — concluded the Prosecutor. According to the materials of the case, in the apartment on the Fan left to live Eskerkhanov. A Bahai has lived in the village of Kozino in the Odintsovo district of Moscow region.

The driver for the Deputy commander

The defendants stated that it did not admit guilt. This was stated and their lawyers. “Not pleaded guilty”, — briefly said Dadayev. He noted that he is not to speak, and all will testify at the end of the meeting.

The same position was taken and the other defendants. “The prosecution says that we watched Nemtsov over the Internet. We have no such knowledge to follow through the Internet for someone”, — explained his position the patrol-guard service Junior. “The evidence of the prosecution, their evidence refute the guilt of our clients,” said attorney Dadaeva Shamsudin cakaev. “This is only the beginning of the process, so don’t make premature conclusions,” said the lawyer Gubareva Sr. Musa Khadisov.

A similar position was taken by the lawyers Gubareva, Jr. Mohammed Hadiths and advocate eskerhanova Anna Burceva. “I am absolutely confident that my client did not commit this crime and nothing to do with him has not,” said Burceva.

In turn, the lawyer Zaurbek Sadaharu, representing the interests of Bagaeva, pointed out inconsistencies in the position of the investigation. “It was said that mukhutdinov — the customer. But he was only the driver of the battalion commander and Dadaev Vice commander. Whether the driver can be the customer for the second-in-command?” — said the lawyer.

Victims also expressed disagreement in court. As stated in the beginning of the meeting the lawyers of the daughters of the deceased Jeanne Nemcova, they believe that the investigation was referred to the court cold case.