Letter in defence of Kazakhstan students arrested in Boston submitted to Obama 06 июня 2013, 14:24
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A letter in defence of Kazakhstan students apprehended in Boston has been transferred to the U.S. President Barack Obama, Tengrinews.kz reports. According to Executive Director of Aikap public foundation Ulan Shamshet who passed the letter directly to a U.S. Embassy’s representative, the people of Kazakhstan are calling U.S. authorities “to ensure an objective investigation and a just court ruling” on the two Kazakhstan students Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov arrested in the United States after the Boston bombings. The open letter to Barack Obama that had been signed by many opinion leaders and public figures of Kazakhstan was passed to the U.S. Embassy in Astana. The activists assure that they “in no way want to put any pressure” on the U.S. authorities, but want to demonstrate their personal concern about the fate of the two teenagers. Earlier Tengrinews.kz reported that the 19-y.o. Kazakhstan students are accused of conspiring to destroy the backpack and laptop that are allegedly evidences in the Boston bombings case. The students are not suspected of involvement in the bombings themselves or their preparation. The students may be sentenced to 5 years in jail and a penalty of $250 thousand. The students confessed that they took the backpack and the laptop. The evidences were later found at a waste dump. FBI believes that “they took the backpack from Dzhokhar Tsarnayev’s room after they heard on the news that Dzhokhar was suspected of committing the terrorist attack.”