Russian Jury Convicts 5 of Murdering Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov

MOSCOW — A Russian jury said on Thursday that five men suspected of killing opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, were guilty.

But lawyers for Nemtsov’s family and government critics claim the true organizers behind his death were not found during the nine month-long trial. Nemtsov was brazenly killed in February 2015 just meters away from the vermilion walls of the Kremlin.




Image: Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov attends an opposition rall

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov attends an opposition rally on Oct. 27, 2013 in Moscow.