MOSCOW, December 13 (RAPSI) – Russian authorities offered Temerlan Eskerkhanov, who is suspected of involvement in the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, 6,000 euros as compensation to quash his complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Kommersant newspaper reported on Tuesday.
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.
Pretrial investigation into the case has been completed. Zaur Dadayev, brothers Anzor and Shadid Gubashev, Khamzat Bakhayev have been charged along with Eskerkhanov with contract murder and illegal acquisition, carrying and keeping of weapons. Ruslan Mukhudinov, a former officer in Chechen Interior Ministry, is believed to be the mastermind of the murder. He was placed on the international wanted list.
Eskerkhanov filed a complaint with the ECHR alleging violation of his rights. Eskerkhanov complained of a number of violations over the conditions of his detention and extention of its duration, his lawyer Roza Magomedova told the newspaper.
Georgy Matyushkin, Russia's representative in the ECHR, and the court reached an agreement resolving the case. Russia is ready to pay compensation to Eskerkhanov, according to Kommersant.
“Russia admits that the conditions for holding Temerlan Dukvakhaevich Eskerkhanov in prisons No. 6 and No. 1, the Basmanny District Court in Moscow and the conditions for his transportation do not meet the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms,” Kommersant wrote, citing Matyushkin.
Four other suspects in the case, including alleged killer Zaur Dadayev, also filed complaints with the ECHR.