Three of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics have been silenced since the protests of 2011-2013.
Nemtsov, a critic of President Putin, was gunned down on February 27, 2015, close to the Kremlin. Thousands of Russians marched on Sunday to commemorate his life. The US is calling for those who ordered the crime to be held to account.
Arkady Babchenko had reportedly been shot dead on Tuesday at his home in Kiev, but it turns out the Russian journalist and Kremlin critic is very much alive.
Nemtsov, one of the most vocal Putin critics, was gunned down shortly before midnight on February 27, 2015, while walking across a bridge a short distance from the Kremlin.
The Russian court also handed down jail terms ranging from 11 to 19 years to his four accomplices for organising the contract killing of the opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
The late politician's allies said the investigation had been a cover-up and that the people who had ordered his killing remained at large.
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