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Boston bombing suspects’ mom in terror database

‘LIES AND HYPOCRISY’:Zubeidat Tsarnaeva was put on the database after Russia asked the FBI to look into her out of concern that she was an Islamic militant

AP, WASHINGTON

Being in that database does not mean the US government has evidence that links someone to terrorism. About a year ago, there were about 745,000 names in the database. Intelligence analysts add names and partial names to TIDE when terror-related intelligence is shared with them.

Tsarnaeva said it would not surprise her if she was listed in a US terror database.

“It’s all lies and hypocrisy,” she said from Dagestan. “I’m sick and tired of all this nonsense that they make up about me and my children. People know me as a regular person, and I’ve never been mixed up in any criminal intentions, especially any linked to terrorism.”

A search of US criminal records showed only that Tsarnaeva was arrested in June last year in Natick, Massachusetts, on a shoplifting charge over the theft of US$1,624 worth of women’s clothing from a Lord & Taylor department store. She was arrested and charged with larceny over US$250 and two counts of malicious or wanton property damage. Tamerlan had traveled to Russia in January last year and returned in July.

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