Nemtsov’s daughter, associate believe his murder not solved yet

Nemtsov March of Mourning

(Interfax – January 21, 2016)

The daughter of the murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, Zhanna Nemtsova, said she did not agree with Chairman of the Russian Investigations Committee Aleksandr Bastrykin that her father’s murder had been solved, privately-owned Russian news agency Interfax reported on 21 January.

“I do not think that the murder has been completely solved, unlike Bastrykin,” Nemtsova said adding that, in her opinion, the Investigations Committee administration was not interested in fully solving this crime.

“Bastrykin has not signed a decree on charging in absentia Ruslan Geremeyev [a former officer in the Chechen Interior Ministry’s Sever Battalion] on several occasions. That is what sources say, and what I believe,” she said.

A similar opinion was voiced by Nemtsov’s colleague from the opposition Parnas party, Konstantin Merzlikin.

“A statement that the murder was solved is mildly speaking a huge overstatement. There is still a long way to go until the murder is solved,” Merzlikin said.

According to Merzlikin, it will be possible to say that the murder has been solved once all commissioners and organizers of the murder have been identified, along with the motive, and when all of them have been brought to justice.

“We can see that the investigation has hit a wall. There are no serious decisive actions on the investigation’s part in order to identify organizers and commissioners, to determine their motive,” Merzlikin said.

Earlier, state-owned Rossiyskaya Gazeta Weekly published an interview with Aleksandr Bastrykin in which he listed the murder of Boris Nemtsov as one of the cases solved in 2015.

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