Yesterday, 10 October, the lawyer of one of the defendants in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov Zaurbek Sadaharu left Russia, fearing for his life. He defended sentenced to 11 years in prison Khamzat Bagaeva, of which the consequence considers as the organizer of the crime, the website of the Russian TV channel Rain.
Sadaharu told about the threats, which forced him to flee abroad. The lawyer claims that he “was put under psychological pressure”, and an unknown required to terminate participation in Nemtsov.
“In two cases I specifically made it clear… the First case was in the evening of 13 December 2016, when, after the end of the hearing I was already home… facing me overtook a young man who without any accent said: “Shut your mouth, sit in silence, and then will kill you,” he said.
The second case of threats, according to the lawyer, happened a month later: he cut the wheels on the car. The third case was noted a month later in February: the car smashed glass, stole documents and case materials. Sadaharu says that the investigation, after his appeal to the police ended in March, nothing, it stopped.
“There were several occasions after that, and last time it was 26 July, when I filed the final appeal (in the case of Nemtsov, – ed.) to the court. That evening near the house I was attacked, pushed, beaten, shouted “we will slaughter you like sheep”, “who are you to demand something”, – he remembered.
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Nemtsov was killed in Moscow on the night of February 28. The criminal shot him in the back at least six times and fled the scene.
Five convicted for the murder of Nemtsov asking the Supreme court to cancel a sentence and to direct business on revision. Prisoners said that this is a political case and the judge acted biased against them. Relatives Nemtsov doubt the involvement Bagaeva Nemtsov’s murder, although about the involvement of other defendants they have no doubt, said the source.