A Moscow court has sent the cases of three suspects in the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov for retrial, ruling their arrests illegal. However the alleged murderer, Zaur Dadaev, has again retracted his confession.
Another hearing in the case of Nemtsov’s murder took place at the Moscow City Court on Wednesday.
The judge decided the law enforcement officials had no grounds to detain Khamzat Bakhaev, Shadid Gubashev and Tamerlan Eskerkhanov.
Their cases will now be reviewed by the city’s Basmanny Court, which initially sanctioned their arrest.
The hearing will take place on April 7, with Bakhaev, Gubashev and Eskerkhanov remaining in custody until then.