Boston Bombings suspects' father wants to travel to US
Posted on: 09:32 PM IST Apr 20, 2013
Moscow: Claiming that his sons were "victims of provocation", the father of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings wants to travel to the US and seek justice. Anzor Tsarnaev, a resident of the republic of Dagestan, maintained that his sons are not criminals but "victims of provocation" despite all the reports from the US authorities, Russia's state news agency RIA Novosti reported.
"I don't know where my son is, I don't know what happened to him," Tsarnaev was quoted as saying. "I want to go to America. We will take measures, seek justice," he said. One of the Chechen-origin teenagers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was on Saturday captured by the police in Boston after a 24-hour drama that saw his brother, co-suspect, being killed and the city virtually shut.
The arrest also ended a five-day long drama after twin bombs, inside pressure cookers, went off in quick succession amidst thousands of people near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 180 others. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was reportedly seriously wounded late on Friday when the police found him lying bloodied in a boat at a backyard in Watertown.
His father, Anzor Tsarnaev, said he is ready to appeal the European Court of Human Rights in an effort to seek truth in the case, recalling that the last time he talked to his sons was shortly after the Boston Marathon bombings. One of the suspect brothers told Anzor that everything was fine and none of them was injured in the incident.