Thousands March in Memory of Liberal Opposition Leader Nemtsov in Moscow

تم نشره في Sun 26 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
  • Leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny was also at the Moscow march - (AP)
  • Leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny was also at the Moscow march - (Reuetrs)

Thousands of people have marched in Moscow to remember Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead outside the Kremlin in 2015.

Nemtsov, a reformer, democrat and former deputy PM, was a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin.

Some marchers chanted "Russia will be free!" and "Putin is war!"

Five Chechen men are on trial for the killing. They deny the charges and Nemtsov's relatives fear whoever ordered the murder will never be found.

Separately on Sunday, anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin, the first person jailed under new laws targeting protests, was released from a Siberian prison. The Supreme Court had overturned his conviction on Wednesday.

He says he was tortured by staff while in prison, an accusation officials deny.

(BBC)

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