MOSCOW, March 11 (RAPSI) - Andrei Babushkin, a representative of the Presidential Council for Human Rights who visited the suspects in the Boris Nemtsov murder case, Zaur Dadayev, Shadid Gubashev and Anzor Gubashev, at a detention facility, has suggested an inquiry into whether they had been tortured, RIA Novosti reports Wednesday.

“Since there is some indication that Dadayev and the Gubashevs were tortured, I assume that it is necessary that the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights address the Prosecutor General and Chairman of the Investigative Committee with a request to confirm the use of torture. Any investigation should be led by officers independent of the criminal investigation on Dadayev and the Gubashevs with a thorough inspection of all the evidence in the case. It should also be requested that the Head of the Federal Penitentiary Service ensure the security of these individuals,” Babushkin said in his message.

Additionally, representatives from the council intend to inform President Vladimir Putin of the circumstances.

Boris Nemtsov, who was murdered in central Moscow on February 28, held several high-ranking positions in the 1990s. In the 2000s, he joined the opposition. Currently, five suspects have been detained, including Zaur Dadayev, Anzor Gubashev, his brother Shadid Gubashev, Khamzat Bakhayev and Tamerlan Eskerkhanov.