UK urges Russia to continue investigation into Nemtsov murder

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 30, 2017 2:38 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it wanted Russia to continue investigating the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, saying the case went further than the conviction by a Russian court of five men.

"The Foreign and Commonwealth Office supports Boris Nemtsov’s family in their call for a fuller investigation into who ordered his murder," a spokesman for Britain's foreign ministry said.

"Responsibility for his murder goes further than those already convicted, and we call on the Russian government to bring the perpetrators to account."

A Russian court on Thursday convicted five men of murdering Nemtsov but allies of the politician have said the investigation was a cover-up and that the people who had ordered his killing remained at large.

(Writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Hugh Lawson)