Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Chechen Leader Slams Killing of Tsarnaev Affiliate

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has described the Chechen immigrant killed in the US last week by FBI agents amid questioning over his connection to the alleged Boston bombers as “a good guy.” Ibragim Todashev, 27, a US green-card holder of Chechen origin, was shot dead Wednesday when he allegedly attacked an FBI agent with a knife during questioning at his home in Orlando, Florida. Media reported that Todashev had verbally confessed to participating in an unsolved 2011 triple murder in which investigators are seeking a connection to brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who are accused of organizing the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three on April 15. “I want to stress that the Tsarnaev brothers have no relation to the Chechen republic, they are US citizens. As for Ibragim Todashev, he was a good guy,” Kadyrov told reporters in the Chechen capital of Grozny. The Chechen leader criticized US policy, describing it as “double standards.” “When killings happen in America, the Americans start making an international fuss about them, but when terrorist attacks happened in Russia and innocent people died, the Americans showed no interest,” the Chechen republic's outspoken leader said.


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