CNN asked a reporter if Dias and Azamat knew about Jahar’s involvement in the Boston Bombings. She said their response is that they didn’t get enough information of evidence to see if he committed the crime…
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Dias’s page was also updated a couple days ago with the complete lyrics to David Guetta and Usher’s song Without You.
Robert G. Stahl, who is representing Dias Kadyrbayev, issued a statement after the indictment that said his client is a “typical young, foreign college student who loves America” and “did not obstruct justice and did not knowingly or intentionally take evidence from Dzohkhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room.”
Read Stahl’s full statement below:
“While Dias’s Indictment was not unexpected, it was certainly disappointing. As I said in the beginning of this case, Dias Kadyrbayev did not obstruct justice and did not knowingly or intentionally take evidence from Dzohkhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room.
My young client, like all of Dzokhar’s friends at U-Mass, Dartmouth, was shocked and horrified to learn that someone he knew was involved in the terrible Marathon bombing. Even though he was literally stunned and in fear, and even though he is from a country where the police are routinely distrusted, from the moment the authorities approached him he has fully cooperated.
Dias is a typical young, foreign college student who loves America and has worked hard to be accepted in the community. He cooperated fully with the FBI and answered their questions for almost 12 hours over two days without an attorney or Consular official present. Dias and the others voluntarily turned over the computer from Tsarnaev’s room and told the FBI where they could find the backpack that contained a packet of fireworks. The FBI recovered all of the items because of Dias’s complete cooperation with their investigation.
Dias and his family are deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred and their thoughts and prayers continue to be with those injured and killed, and their families.
Despite the rush to judgment and, now, the present charges, Dias trusts the American justice system and looks forward to proving his innocence at trial.”
I feel sorry for Azmat and Dias. Yeah, what they did was wrong and everything has consequences but I can understand why they did what they did. When he texted them, take everything you want, they just got rid of the laptop and the fireworks, that just shows they were freaked out since jahar was on the news they new they’d search his dorm. Poor guys prolly had no idea it would be such a huge deal.
Two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev waived a scheduled court hearing on whether the government had probable cause to arrest them for allegedly hindering a federal probe into the attack.
Tazhayakov’s lawyer, Arkady Bukh, said the delay will allow him to seek more evidence from government prosecutors.
Locking up Azamat for up to 25 years for something he did not do means he would be in his 30s or 40s upon release. The charges are invalid, and the punishment does not fit the alleged “crime”. Since Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in complete isolation, and Azamat Tazhayakov does not have the opportunity to convey the truth about his actions, it is very easy to adopt a “lynch mob” mentality and try to hold Azamat responsible for the crime he never committed because it makes everyone feel better or because the country as a whole desperately wants accountability for terrorism. Sharing the grief over the tragedy at the Boston marathon, we are confident that prosecuting the innocent for the sake of nation’s relief is not only unfair but also undermines people’s faith in justice, eventually bringing harm to the country and society.