Russia: Three aquitted Nemtsov suspects re-arrested for further hearings

Khamzat Bakhaev, Temirlan Eskerhanov and Shadid Gubashev - the three acquitted suspects in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov - were re-arrested in Moscow, Monday, and delivered to Basmanny District Court. Bakhaev, Eskerhanov and Gubashev were delivered separately into the court room. The hearings took place throughout the entire day. The suspects' defence pleaded against any involvement in the crime. However, the judge kept them in custody until April 28. At a separate hearing at Moscow City Court on April 1 the suspects were set free due to formal mistakes during their arrests. Anzar Gubashev and the main suspect Zaur Dadaev, however, have been kept in custody. Boris Nemtsov was killed on February 27 on a Moscow bridge near the Kremlin, after an assailant shot him several times before escaping in a waiting car.

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