Jury finds all five accused guilty over murder of Kremlin foe Nemtsov

From L: Temirlan Eskerkhanov, Shadid Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev, Anzor Gubashev and Khamzat Bakhayev, charged with masterminding and carrying out the assassination of politician Boris Nemtsov, are seen inside a defendants' cage during a hearing at the Moscow District Military Court on June 27, 2017. The jury is set to start deliberations on its verdict at the end of the marathon trial of five men accused of organising and carrying out the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in 2015. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

The 12-person jury ruled that the defendants carried out the 2015 murder just metres from the Kremlin.

A Russian jury on Thursday found five men guilty of organising and carrying out the contract killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, after a trial his allies say failed to unmask the masterminds.

The 12-person jury ruled that the defendants — all ethnic Chechens from Russia’s volatile North Caucasus — carried out the 2015 murder just metres from the Kremlin.



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