The uncle of the two men believed responsible for the horrible Boston bombings on April 15, held a press conference outside his home and expressed his deep grief for the victims and condemned his nephews unforgivable actions.
Ruslan Tsarni is the uncle of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the two Russian brothers who are believed to be the men who planned the horrific Boston bombings attack on April 15. The uncle spoke out to media outlets, and he appeared shocked and angered that his nephews did something so horrible.
Boston Bombing Suspects’ Uncle Speaks Out
Ruslan spoke with reporters and said that Tamerlan had called him last night and apologized.
“These are my nephews! My brother’s sons!” Ruslan told People. “It’s a big family … the parents are still in Russia. They are from a hard-working family who ran away from Chechnya. A good family. This is terrible. I have no sympathy for them. I hate them – they murdered people!”
Ruslan Tsarni: Uncle Of Bombers Gives Press Conference
He also told CNN: “I’m sorry too, I’m sorry too, he did this.”
In a live press conference, Ruslan was asked why his nephews committed these horrible crimes, to which he responded, “The only thing I can think of — being losers, hatred to those who were able to settle themselves these are the only things I can imagine.”
He continued, stating that Dzhokhar and Tamerlan have brought shame to his family and race as a whole: “We are ashamed they are children of my brother,” he said, adding, “Anything having to do with religion, with Islam, it’s a fraud it’s a fake.”
Ruslan also expressed his admiration for his newfound home, America, and he expressed how upset he was that relatives of his attacked such a great country. “I respect this country. I love this country. This country gives chance to everybody else to be treated as a human being,” Ruslan said. “If I was aware that they were involved I would be the first one to bring them to responsibility.”
He ended his press conference by speaking directly to his one surviving nephew, Dzhokhar: “If you are alive turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the injured… you put a shame on the entire Chechan ethnicity.”
Who Are The Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects’?
The men are brothers from Chechnya, a small region in Russia, who have been living in the Cambridge, Mass., area for one year. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed on April 19, he attended Bunker Hill Community College and once posted on a personal website that “he doesn’t have a single American friend.”
His brother is a 19-year-old named Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev and he is currently still at large. The city of Boston is in full lockdown, with all schools, offices and public transportation shut down.
— Chloe Melas