7 May 2013, 06:59

Boston Marathon bombing suspects parents want to bury their son in Dagestan

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Anzor Tsarnaev
Anzor Tsarnaev

Parents of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, the Tsarnaev brothers, want to bury their son in Dagestan, and have started raising funds for the transportation of his body to Russia.

This was reported by RIA Novosti, citing the Father of the two brothers - Anzor Tsarnaev.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police on April 19. In Boston, dozens of people have protested against his burial in the United States.

In addition, the authorities of three states - Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey, have refused to allow the terrorist to be buried in their cemeteries.

According to local media reports, the American public is suggesting several solutions to the problem. In addition to sending in the body to Russia, there are suggestions to bury the body at sea, as was the case with bin Laden in 2011, or to have it cremated.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s mother wants his remains shipped to Russia

The mother of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev Zubeidat Tsarnaeva has called the Massachusetts funeral home where his body is being held, saying she wants his remains to be shipped to Russia. This was reported by the Director of the facility.

Cemeteries in Massachusetts have refused to provide a gravesite for Tsarnaev, 26, an ethnic Chechen who is suspected together with his 19-year-old brother Dzhokhar of planting two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 260 on April 15.

Teen accused of lying to FBI in Boston Marathon bombing case to be freed on bail

The teen accused of lying to FBI agents in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing was ordered freed on $100,000 bail on Monday pending a later trial date.

While out on bail, Robel Phillipos will be under the custody of his mother and wearing a GPS bracelet, U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler ordered in federal court in Boston.

The $100,000 bail was secured by real estate put up by a third party, the judge said.

Three friends of the Tsarnayev brothers accused of carrying out the terrorist act of the 15th of April were arrested last week. Students from Kazakhstan Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov are suspected of collusion to obstruct justice and Philippos of giving false evidence. The 19-year-old American faces up to 8 years in prison.

The investigation believes that brothers Tamerlan and Jokhar Tsarnayev arranged two explosions at the final lap of the Boston international marathon as a result of which three people were killed and over 200 injured. Tamerlan was killed in the exchange of fire with police. Injured Jokhar was detained and put to a prison infirmary.

Teenager accused of lying in Boston bomb case can be released

U.S. prosecutors have agreed that a teenager suspected of lying to FBI agents in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation can be released under strict conditions, according to a court filing on Monday.

Prosecutors and the defense team for Robel Phillipos plan to ask U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler to grant the 19-year-old suspect a pretrial release under strict conditions.

3 US states ban burial of suspected Boston bomber

The authorities of three US states, namely Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey have refused to allow the burial of a suspected Boston bomber, the 26-year old Tamerlan Tsarnayev, in their cemeteries, according to the local media.

The administration of Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Tsarnayev made his home, had specifically denied a request to that end.

The Tsarnayev brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, are accused of launching a terrorist attack near the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15th.

The twin blasts killed three people and injured more than 200 others.

The 19-year old Dzhokhar was detained on April 20th, while his 26-year old brother, Tamerlan, died of wounds he had received in a shootout with police.

Friend of suspected Boston bomber, Phillipos applies for release

Robel Phillipos, suspected of perjury in the case of the explosions in Boston has filed a request to be released, according to the local news portal Boston.com which cites the lawyers for the detainee.

Last week, three friends of the main suspect in the terrorist attack on April 15, students from Kazakhstan Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev along with Phillipos were all arrested. Phillipos has since been charged with making false statements to police, perjury and obstruction of justice in a terrorism investigation.

Investigators said that Phillipos gave investigators three different versions of what he did on April 18, before he confessed that he and his friends from Kazakhstan visited Tsarnaev’s room and removed several items including a laptop computer.

Lawyers Phillipos stated in court papers that the young man "was terrified and brought to confusion" by the intense interrogation, where he was accused of involvement in a terrorist attack.

According to them, the pressure of the authorities had a major negative impact on the ability of Phillipos give coherent testimony.

Lawyers point out that Phillipos "has no relation" to the terrorist attacks, presumably committed by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan who was killed on April 19 during a failed arrest attempt.

In support of the request for release lawyers have provided numerous references from his friends and relatives.

The 19-year-old student faces up to eight years in prison and up to $250,000.00 in fines.

A hearing on his application for release will be held in Boston on Monday.

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