Speaking from Dagestan, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva told a CBS reporter she regretted moving her family stateside.
“Why did I even go there?” Zubeidat Tsarnaeva said through tears after CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata asked her if she regretted the move.
“America took my kids away from me,” she declared through tears, saying she wished she had remained in a village in the southern Russian region of Dagestan instead of emigrating to Boston in 2002.
Tsarnaeva was adamant that police arrested her elder son alive and that he died later in custody. Says said she saw video of him on internet, referring to an amateur video which showed a man stripped of most of his clothing being taken into custody on the day of
Tamerlan's death and Dzhokhar's eventual arrest.
“What have you done to my son? Why did they have to kill him?” the emotional mother asked during the news conference. She was vague when asked who she believed was behind the conspiracy she claims set her kids up.
“Politics is a dirty game, not everyone can speak about this. I do not know who needed this. I know one thing, this has been done and that it was not my children,” she told reporters. “Everything that has been said does not match our children.”
She and her husband are expected to travel to the United States later today. Surely they'll be welcomed with open arms.