12 Feb 2020 12:31

Russian court orders transferring Nemtsov assassin from Irkutsk colony to prison for 3 years

IRKUTSK. Feb 12 (Interfax) - The Irkutsk Kuibyshevsky District Court has granted a recommendation from the head of Penal Colony 3 to transfer Zaur Dadayev, convicted for killing politician Boris Nemtsov, to prison, the court told Interfax on Wednesday.

"From a high-security penal colony to prison for a period of three years to serve the rest of his term in a high-security penal colony," the court said.

The court hearing has not taken legal effect yet, and an appeal has been filed with the Irkutsk region's court, the source said.

The region's court said it received the appeal on February 12.

Nemtsov was killed on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, in close proximity to the Kremlin, on February 27, 2015.

The Moscow District Military Court on July 13, 2017, sentenced Dadayev, whom the jury had found guilty of killing Nemtsov, to 20 years in prison. The other defendants found guilty by the jury of acting as accomplices received prison terms ranging from 11 to 19 years.

All of the convicts are now serving their sentences in different penitentiaries.

Dadayev was sent to a high-security penal colony for former officers of law enforcement agencies in Irkutsk (Penal Colony 3).

In September 2018, Dadayev was transferred for a gross order violation from Irkutsk Penal Colony 3 to Penal Colony 2 in Angarsk for one year.