Man suspected of organizing Nemtsov's killing wanted by Interpol

The General Secretariat of Interpol has declared Chechen native Ruslan Mukhudinov wanted on suspicion of organizing the assassination of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov

The General Secretariat of Interpol has declared Chechen native Ruslan Mukhudinov wanted on suspicion of organizing the assassination of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, says Vadim Prokhorov, a lawyer for Nemtsov's family.

"I know that Interpol has also declared Mukhudinov wanted," Prokhorov told Interfax.

In other words, Mukhudinov has been declared wanted not only by the national central bureau of Interpol in Russia but also by the international criminal police organization's General Secretariat, he said.

"This information is not on the website, but we will try and make sure that it is posted there," he said.

"We believe Mukhudinov was immediately involved in the murder, but his role should be neither overestimated nor underestimated. He was someone who organized and carried out" the killing, Prokhorov said.

Moscow's Basmanny District Court ruled on November 8, 2015 to issue an arrest warrant for Mukhudinov, a member of the Chechen Interior Ministry's Sever (North) special battalion.

Mukhudinov has been charged in absentia with murder (Russian Criminal Code Article 105 Part 2) and illegal turnover of weapons (Article 222 Part 3). Russia has put him on the federal and international wanted lists.

Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin identified Mukhudinov on December 29, 2015 as the one who ordered and organized the crime.

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