Colleagues say Islamist motive for killing Nemtsov is nonsense




 
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March 9th, 2015  
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Topic: Colleagues say Islamist motive for killing Nemtsov is nonsense


By Christian Lowe and Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Suggestions that Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was killed by Chechen Islamists are nonsense designed to deflect suspicion from President Vladimir Putin, associates of the slain opposition figure said on Monday. Investigators have charged two men, including a former Chechen police official, over the shooting of Nemtsov within sight of the Kremlin walls on Feb. 27. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said the charged ex-policeman, Zaur Dadayev, was a pious Muslim who had been angered by publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Nemtsov had condemned an attack on Charlie Hebdo in which Islamist militants killed 12 people in January.




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