Uncle Ruslan Speaks (Video)

The anger and moral clarity of the suspected Boston bombers' uncle strikes a chord.

Within moments of holding a news conference, Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, became the top trending topic on Twitter in the United States and worldwide. Speaking with mix of anger and disgust in his features he appealed to his fugitive relative: "I say Dzhokhar, if you are alive TURN YOURSELF IN. And ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the injured."

His fuller remarks:

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