Azamat Tazhayakov

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Tsarnaev Pal Guilty of Impeding Boston Inquiry

Azamat Tazhayakov convicted of obstruction of justice

(Newser) - A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty today of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Prosecutors say he agreed with a friend who removed Tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room several days... More »

Tsarnaev's Buddies Deny Obstructing Justice

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends did nothing wrong, lawyers say

(Newser) - Two friends of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect have pleaded not guilty to disposing of evidence from his college dormitory room. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov were arraigned today in federal court on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Prosecutors say the 19-year-olds from Kazakhstan tried to thwart the... More »

Tsarnaev's Buddies Indicted for Allegedly Hiding Evidence

Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov accused of ditching fireworks

(Newser) - Two of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's former college buddies were formally indicted today for allegedly helping the Boston Marathon bombing suspect ditch evidence. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19 years old, were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice, the Boston Globe reports. When they were first... More »

Border Agents Must Now Verify All Student Visas

One of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends slipped through

(Newser) - It's the first tangible change in security procedures as a result of the Boston bombings, reports AP : From now on, border agents must check that every foreign student who enters the country has a valid student visa. That hadn't been automatic previously because the agents, oddly, didn't... More »

How Dzhokhar's Friends Learned the Truth: FBI

Tsarnaev's reply to suspicions: 'LOL'

(Newser) - An FBI affidavit sheds light on how Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's newly arrested friends allegedly discovered his involvement in the Boston bombings—and how they hid the evidence. About a month before the bombings, Tsarnaev had told classmates Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov that he'd learned how to make a... More »

3 Students Arrested in Boston Bombing

And taken into custody by federal authorities

(Newser) - Federal authorities arrested three 19-year-old college students today in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston Globe reports. Two, Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev of New Bedford, have been charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice for allegedly helping Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dispose of a laptop and a backpack full of... More »

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