A Chechen man has admitted that he is implicated in the murder of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, according to a judge in Moscow.
Zaur Dadajev was Sunday indicted and detained for involvement in the murder of the Russian opposition politician.
He is for now imprisoned until April 28. Russian state media have previously reported that Dadajev has worked in the police force Sever in Chechnya for ten years.
Russian investigators said last week that they were partly examining the theory that militant Islamists were behind the assassination of Nemtsov on February 27.
Dadajev disliked the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, according Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
- Anyone who knows Zaur, confirms that he is a true believer and that he, like all Muslims, were shocked about Charlies Hebdo's activities and peoples declarations of support for the printing of cartoons, Kadyrov wrote on Instagram Sunday.
Nemtsov expressed support for Charlie Hebdo, which was subjected to a terrorist attack in Paris in January. The satire magazine has published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
Dadajev was arrested along with another Chechen, Anzor Gubasjev. He is also accused of having been involved in the murder, but refuses guilt.
The same does three other imprisoned men from Chechnya, Sjagid Gubasjev, Ramzan Bakhajev and Tamerlan Eskerhanov. Sjagid Gubasjev is a younger brother of the accused Anzor Gubasjev. He and another of the suspects were detained in Ingushetia on Saturday night.
According to the news agency Interfax, another suspect blew himself up when police tried to arrest him in the Chechen capital Grozny on Saturday night.
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