New proceeding initiated against condemned for Nemtsov’s murder

New proceeding initiated against condemned for Nemtsov’s murder
Temirlan Eskerkhanov

Temirlan Eskerkhanov is accused of insult of an investigator.

Basmanny Court of Moscow has begun consideration of a new case against Temirlan Eskerkhanov, condemned earlier for Boris Nemtsov’s murder. Temirlan is accused under article 297 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (disrespect to court, which was expressed in insult of participants of judicial proceedings), Moskovsky Komsomolets reports.

According to the newspaper, Esterkhanov refused to answer questions of the court, saying that he needed an interpreter. However the court has repeatedly refused to grant this request – the defendant served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation earlier and it is impossible that he does not know Russian, the judge noted.

To recall, during the process with the Nemtsov's case, Esterkhanov said that investigator Aleksander Kamashev is a “little bitch” and “errand boy”. The law enforcement authority considered it an insult therefore the second criminal case was initiated.

In July, 2017 the Moscow District Military Court sentenced Zaur Dadaev found guilty of Nemtsov's murder to 20 years of maximum security penal colony. Other defendants —  Anzor and Shadid Gubashevs, Temirlan Eskerkhanov and Khamzat Bakhayev — were also found guilty; they were sentenced to terms from 11 to 19 years of imprisonment and penalties.

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