Zaur Dadayev
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Boris Nemtsov murder: Suspect claim 'tortured for confession'

One of two suspects charged with the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov confessed under duress, a member of Russia's Human Rights Council claims.

Zaur Dadayev told the organisation that he was tied up for two days with a bag over his head and that he only confessed so a friend arrested with him would be freed.

Mr Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and veteran liberal politician, was shot in the back as he was walking with his girlfriend within sight of the Kremlin on 27 February.

The BBC's Sarah Rainsford says Andrei Babushkin, who visited Mr Dadayev on Tuesday, says he saw signs of torture on his body.

  • 11 Mar 2015
  • From the section Europe
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