MOSCOW, December 21 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Monday upheld investigators’ refusal to question Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov in opposition politician Boris Nemtsov death case, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.

The court dismissed an appeal filed by the lawyer for the daughter of Nemtsov, Vadim Prokhorov, demanding to question Kadyrov and several other Chechen officials.

Earlier, an investigator said in the Basmanny District Court of Moscow that there was no need for interrogating Kadyrov.

In late April, Kadyrov announced that he was ready to testify in the Nemtsov murder case if it helps the investigation. He said he would be curious to hear what questions Nemtsova’s lawyer has for him. Earlier, the head of Chechnya said he believes Nemtsov’s murder was plotted by Western security services.

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.