Nemtsov suspect is a devout Muslim who killed Putin opponent because he defended Charlie Hebdo cartoon, claims Chechen leader

(By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline)

A suspect in the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is a devout Muslim who was shocked by the defence of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, it has been claimed.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has said that Zaur Dadayev, one of the five suspects detained over the killing of Nemtsov was a 'deep believer' and was not happy by Mr Nemstov's supporting the magazine.

It comes as Russian investigators say they are now looking into he possibility that Islamist militants shot dead the former Russian deputy prime minister, over his defence of the cartoons, which appeared in the French satirical magazine. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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