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Kazakh student testifies he suspected Boston bomber’s role

BOSTON (Reuters) – A Kazakh exchange student awaiting trial on charges of obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing testified on Tuesday that he told federal agents he suspected his friend had a role in the deadly attack.

The exchange student, Dias Kadyrbayev, took the stand for a second day in a pretrial hearing at which his attorneys are trying to persuade a judge to throw out early statements to law enforcement because he did not understand his rights.

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Accused Boston bomber’s friend may not have understood rights: expert

BOSTON (Reuters) – A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with obstructing the investigation into the blasts likely did not understand his right not to speak to police during hours of questioning four days after the attack, a linguistic expert said on Monday.

Lawyers for the friend, Kazakh exchange student Dias Kadyrbayev, are trying to persuade a federal judge to throw out statements he made under interrogation in a police station, saying his comments were not voluntary.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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