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Suspect in Russian politician’s murder ‘tortured’

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A Russian human rights activist says there is evidence of torture on the body of the suspect charged with killing opposition politician and Kremlin foe Boris Nemtsov.

Andrei Babushkin, a member of a human rights commission, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he visited the detention center where Zaur Dadaev, the main suspect in the killing, had been held on Tuesday.

He says that there are abrasions on Dadaev’s body and that he had been “tortured by those who detained him” and later taken to the Investigative Committee, where “he was forced to confess.”

Five people have been detained in connection with Nemtsov’s shooting on Feb. 27. Dadaev was the only one who, according to a judge, confessed to the killing, though in court he didn’t admit guilt. SAPA

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