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Moscow Police Detain Activist At Improvised Nemtsov Memorial

Moscow authorities periodically remove the improvised Boris Nemtsov memorial from the bridge on which he was shot dead last yea (file photo)r.

Moscow authorities have detained a political activist at an improvised memorial near the Kremlin where Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was gunned down last year.

The OVD-Info online news portal reported on November 21 that police detained Nadir Fatov near Nemtsov's memorial on the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge after he tried to prevent the removal of flowers and candles from the site.

Moscow authorities periodically remove the improvised Nemtsov memorial from the bridge.

Activists have organized a night watch at Nemtsov's memorial to prevent the removal of flowers and candles.

Nemtsov was fatally shot on a bridge near the Kremlin on February 27, 2015.

Several men from the North Caucasus region have been arrested and charged with Nemtsov's killing.

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

With reporting by OVD-Info
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