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Suspect in Nemtsov murder case rescinds his previous testimony

Zaur Dadayev, one of the five men arrested on suspicion of being privy to the murder of Russian oppositionist Boris Nemtsov, has rescinded on his previous testimony. He says he incriminated himself when pleading guilty.

He says he was going to tell the truth in court but he was not allowed to speak up. He also says that there is a witness that can prove his innocence.

“Who can prove my complicity? By the way, Ali Matiyev was with me and he could confirm this,” Dadayev says.

On Tuesday, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the North Caucasus Command of Russia’s Interior Troops Igor Grudnov said that Dadayev quitted his job in the troops on Feb 28, that is, the next day after the murder. Before retiring he was on a one-month leave.

Dadayev was the only of the five suspects who pleaded guilty.

As EAD reported earlier, the suspects were arrested on Mar 1 by the verdict of Moscow’s Basmanny District Court.

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