Russian court jails man convicted of killing Putin critic Nemtsov for 20 years

A Russian court sentenced a man convicted of murdering opposition leader Boris Nemtsov to 20 years in jail on Thursday (July 13) and handed terms of between 11 and 19 years to four other men convicted of being his accomplices.
Defendants (from left) Khamzat Bakhayev, Temirlan Eskerkhanov, Shadid Gubashev, Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev standing inside the cage in the Moscow military district court on July 13, 2017.
Defendants (from left) Khamzat Bakhayev, Temirlan Eskerkhanov, Shadid Gubashev, Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev standing inside the cage in the Moscow military district court on July 13, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A court sentenced a man convicted of murdering Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov to 20 years in jail on Thursday (July 13) and handed terms between 11 and 19 years to four other men convicted of being his accomplices.

The same court last month found the five men guilty of killing Nemtsov in 2015, but 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.

This story is developing.