Family in Dagestan defends Boston suspects

Mother of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says her sons are innocent and "controlled by the FBI".

    The FBI says it had interviewed one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing as far back as two years ago.

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev was flagged up in 2011 by Russia over alleged links to radical Islam.

    He was killed in a shoot-out with police on Friday. His bother, Dzhokhar was found hiding in the backyard of a home in the Watertown area of Boston and is in critical condition.  

    Before arriving in the US, the Tsarnaev brothers went to school in the republic of Dagestan, where their parents have since returned to live.

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Dagestan's provincial capital, Makhachkala.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The woman who cleans up after 'lonely deaths' in Japan

    The woman who cleans up after 'lonely deaths' in Japan

    When somebody dies lonely and alone, Miyu Kojima steps in to clean their home and organise the mementos of their life.

    Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

    Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

    The rise of the Orthodox Church in Russia appears unstoppable, write filmmakers Glen Ellis and Viktoryia Kolchyna who went to investigate the close ties between the church and Putin.

    The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

    The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

    Much of India's media spurns a scoop about the son of PM Modi's right-hand man. Plus, NFL as platform for race politics.