Fliers and posters urging help for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have reportedly popped up in Chechnya and Kyrgyzstan.
In the Chechen capital of Grozny, posters refer to charges against Tsarnaev -- whose family lived in Chechnya and Kyrgyzstan before moving to the U.S. -- as “groundless.”
The 19-year-old is a suspect in the twin bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 others during the Boston Marathon on April 15. He is in custody on federal charges that he planted one of the homemade bombs that exploded near the end of the marathon route.
His brother, Tamerlan, 26, also a suspect in the bombings, died after a shootout with police April 19.
"Dzhokhar's parents ask you for help, to collect money for their son, whom they cannot lose, as they have already lost the older son, cruelly, unjustly,” the Grozny posters stated, according to a translation by the BBC. The message included a number to send payments to the Tsarnaev family through an online system.