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Nemtsov's Daughter Rejects Claim His Murder Case Solved

A daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has rejected conclusions by the chief of Russia's Investigative Committee about her father's shooting death.

Zhanna Nemtsova told Interfax on January 21 that Nemtsov's murder has not been solved because the Investigative Committee "is not interested in fully solving the case."

Nemtsova's remarks came hours after Investigative Committee chief Aleksandr Bastrykin said Nemtsov’s murder case had been fully solved.

The Investigative Committee arrested five Chechen men in connection with killing Nemtsov as he was walking outside the Kremlin on February 27, 2015. 

They were later charged with his murder. 

The Investigative Committee said Ruslan Mukhudinov, the suspected organizer of the killing and a member of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's security forces, remains at large. 

Nemtsov's relatives and lawyers have expressed skepticism about the investigations, insisting the killing must have been ordered by high-ranking Russian officials.

Based on reporting by Interfax, and TASS

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