The father of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston bombing suspect, says the U.S. government will execute his son.
“The Americans are going to harm my second son the same way they did to my oldest son,” Anzor Tsarnaev told ABC News from Dagestan. “We already know what’s going to happen. Everything is in Allah’s hand.”
Jury selection in the case begins today.
Tamerlain Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar’s brother, was killed by police after the pair allegedly engaged in a shootout.
On July 10, 2013, Dzhokhar was arraigned on 30 counts, including four counts of murder. He pleaded not guilty to all 30 counts against him, which included using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death.
Defense lawyers argue there is no evidence Dzhokhar participated in acts of terror. The state refused to turn over evidence in the case and a witness who may have had information on the role played by Tamerlain was killed by the FBI.
Crucial evidence in the case includes a video tape the government claims shows the Tsarnaev brothers planting a bomb along the marathon route.
The video has not been released. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said while he had not seen the tape, he believes it is “pretty clear that this suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion.”
The corporate media has based its narrative on the video tape and Patrick’s comments.
Reports contradict the police version of the supposed Tsarnaev shootout, including the wounding of a police officer.
“Eyewitness accounts strongly suggest that MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard H. Donohue Jr. was shot and nearly killed by a fellow officer in Watertown April 19 during the hail of gunfire unleashed on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as the suspected terrorist made a getaway in a carjacked sport utility vehicle,” the Boston Globe reported.
“We still don’t know what really happened in Boston and who committed the attacks even though the mainstream media report that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has admitted being guilty,” writes Julie Lévesque. “What we know for sure is that the official Boston bombing narrative is filled with lies and that since 9/11 and in the context of the fictitious ‘War on Terror,’ Western governments, intelligence agencies and mainstream media have proven to be untrustworthy sources of information on alleged ‘terrorist attacks’ or ‘foiled terrorist plots.’”