Boston Bombings: Pro-Tsarnaev Posters in Chechnya
Posters expressing support for the man charged with last month’s bombings at the Boston Marathon have been put up on walls in Chechnya’s capital, Grozny.The leaflet exclaims “Not Guilty!” at the top
It is not clear who is behind the posters declaring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “not guilty”, which appeared after Russia’s May Day celebrations.
They show pictures of Mr Tsarnaev and his mother, Zubeidat, and include an appeal for online donations.
The Tsarnaev family are ethnic Chechens but have lived mostly outside Chechnya.
Residents of Grozny say the posters most likely came from someone trying to make money out of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Dzhokhar’s elder brother Tamerlan - a fellow suspect - was killed during a clash with police three days after the 15 April bombings, which killed three people and wounded 264.
Reports say the Tsarnaevs lived for years in Kyrgyzstan - in Central Asia - and Dagestan, another Russian republic in the North Caucasus which borders Chechnya.