MOSCOW, June 28 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court had ruled to extend detention of five men accused of murdering Russian opposition politician Nemtsov until late summer, lawyer Roza Magomedova told RAPSI on Tuesday.

“The Moscow City Court has dismissed our appeal petition against an extended detention until 27 August,” – the lawyer said.

The probe into the case of the five detainees has been completed, they could study the case materials and the case has been submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office for the approval of indictment. The finalized charges have been brought against Zaur Dadayev, Anzor Gubashev, Shadid Gubashev, Temerlan Eskerkhanov, and Khamzat Bakhayev standing charged with a contract murder in the composition of an organized gang, and of illegal acquisition, transportation and possession of firearms.

Boris Nemtsov, 55, a prominent opposition politician, was shot down in the center of Moscow as he walked across a bridge near the Kremlin on the night of 28 February. According to investigators, the conspirators in the murder had thoroughly prepared to commit this crime: they studied Nemtsov’s schedule, spied upon him, prepared suitable weapons, vehicles and communication equipment. On the day of the murder, 28 February, after following Nemtsov from his home, at about 11.31 p.m. Dadayev, having received a signal from Anzor Gubashev and Shavanov that the situation was suitable for the murder, shot Nemtsov at least six times.

The investigation into Mukhudinov, the alleged mastermind behind this high-profile murder, who has been on the international wanted list since 2015 and other unidentified persons, is still going on.

Dadayev, was arrested in Ingushetia, a Russian Caucasus Republic, on 5 March 2015 on drug abuse charges and later transferred to Moscow in the custody of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Russian Investigative Committee. Other co-conspirators were arrested on 8 March 2001; on the same day all of them were detained by the decision of the Moscow Basmanny Court.