Did he frequent the mosques? Could [a terrorist organization] have worked on him there?
Of course he went to mosque on Fridays. Of course. He went to the main mosque. And we kept going there together. Nobody was trying to process him in any
way. There is no such thing in Makhachkala. Local people stopped doing this kind of thing long ago. This is history. Those who brainwash people do not live
in the cities anymore. Brainwashers live in the mountains.
You're planning to go to the United States. When do you plan to do this?
I want real justice. I have a lot of questions to ask the [American] police and secret services. I am a lawyer myself. I want answers to all the questions
that I have on criminal issues, on terrorism. I need to know. I have questions to ask of the famous American secret services. They keep spinning their
image throughout the whole world, they keep promoting themselves. I need to know how they worked, why, where, and so on. I need answers to make a clear
picture. I also want to hire a lawyer. I need justice, do you understand?
People are saying that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fell under the influence of [his older brother] Tamerlan.
[Dzhokhar] could not have possibly been under any influence of [Tamerlan]. Yes, he was his elder brother, but he would have never set his younger brother
up. It would be against our customs.
[Tamerlan] used to tell [Dzhokhar], "Look at me, I got married and skipped on education. Go, get yourself some education, otherwise we'll make our father
mad." Sure, I was mad. I used to nag [Tamerlan], telling him he would end up as a cheap laborer without education. He kept promising me he would get an
education. He would assure me he could speak English. He knew his way around computers, and he was going to start some business. He knew some guys who went
to China and would import stuff from there, open a shop, this and that. These are some plans he had.
Nothing makes any sense. The way [American] secret services worked makes no sense, nor does how the police handled it. They have no video footage, nothing.
[...] Moreover, they kept him under surveillance while he would spend all his time with his baby. [Editor's note: Reports claim Tamerlan came to the
attention of U.S. law enforcement via the Russian government in 2011 and was questioned by the FBI.] They ought to have known very well who he was in touch
with had there been anything suspicious. And those explosives? Do you think it's so easy to get hold of explosives in Boston? The police itself had ordered exactly the kind of explosives that went off there. Why would the police get hold of this stuff? This just doesn't make sense. They simply picked
a Chechen boy. What for? This is a clear setup.
Did Tamerlan visit Chechnya [when he was visiting Makhachkala from January 2012]?
He visited Chechnya twice with me. We went to see my uncles and aunts -- I have many of them there. All of them are clean people; they pray, everybody
knows them. They never left Chechnya. My relatives had jobs there and they stayed there throughout the war.
This post appears courtesy of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.