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Jill Dougherty Presents 5 Theories on Nemtsov Killing

Jill Dougherty

(original source CNN)

“Russian police moved with surprising speed to arrest five suspects, all of them Chechens, in the killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. They tried to arrest a sixth suspect, but he reportedly threw a grenade at the arresting officers and then blew himself up. Yet that speed has only raised more questions about who wanted Nemtsov dead — and why?

Conspiracy theories are rife, but so far, none seem totally convincing.

(1) The Kremlin did it. Some members of Russia’s opposition — and Nemtsov’s daughter — are convinced Russia’s government was behind Nemtsov’s killing. But why? And why now? Nemtsov, 55, had been an opposition leader for years and had recently been overshadowed by younger members of the opposition such as Alexey Navalny. So killing him now doesn’t seem to make sense.”

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