MOSCOW, November 24 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court on Tuesday extended the detention of Anzor Gubashev, who stands charged with involvement in the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, until February 28, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.

Earlier, the court extended for three months the detention of another defendant in the case, Zaur Dadayev.

Nemtsov was murdered in central Moscow on the night of February 28. In the 1990s, the politician held a number of high-ranking posts in the Russian Government. In the 2000s, he joined the opposition.

Five suspects were detained in the case, including the alleged murderer Zaur Dadayev, brothers Anzor and Shadid Gubashev, and Khamzat Bakhayev who, according to investigators, provided his accomplices with information and then hid them after the murder. The fifth suspect, Temerlan Eskerkhanov is said to have monitored Nemtsov’s whereabouts. Investigators have not revealed the suspected role of the Gubashev brothers in the crime.

Dadayev initially testified against himself and the other suspects, but later retracted his testimony in court.

Ruslan Mukhudinov, a former Chechen Interior Ministry officer who is considered to be an organizer of the murder, has been arrested in absentia and put on the international wanted list.