“Boston bombings: Suspect's classmates appear in court” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22370695
ボストン･マラソン・テロ事件の容疑者 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev（19歳）のマサチューセッツ大学の同級生３人、Azamat Tazhayakovと Dias KadyrbayevとRobel Philliposが裁判所に出頭した。前2者はカザフスタン人。３人は今回の事件に対する捜査妨害（証拠隠滅と偽証）の嫌疑がかけられていた。
The three 19-year-olds accused of hindering police investigators appeared in Boston federal court on Wednesday.
Mr Tazhayakov and Mr Kadyrbayev are charged with destroying evidence.
Mr Phillipos, a US citizen, is accused of making false statements to investigators.
They were remanded in custody as a prosecutor argued they all presented a "serious risk of flight".
If convicted, Mr Kadyrbayev and Mr Tazhayakov face a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 (£160,000) fine, while Mr Phillipos faces up to eight years in prison and a similar fine.
According to the affidavit*2, Mr Tazhayakov and Mr Kadyrbayev removed items from the suspect's dormitory room at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, three days after the blasts.
When TV news reports aired photos of the bombing suspects, released by the FBI, Mr Kadyrbayev allegedly texted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to say that he resembled the suspect.
Mr Tsarnaev's response included the phrases "lol" and "you better not text me".
According to the charge sheet, he also texted Mr Kadyrbayev: "I'm about to leave if you need something in my room take it."
Mr Kadyrbayev's lawyer said his client did not immediately think that Mr Tsarnaev was the suspect in the FBI images, and that he did not realise the backpack was evidence.
However, the FBI said that Mr Kadyrbayev knew when he saw a backpack containing fireworks which had been opened and emptied of powder that Mr Tsarnaev was involved in the bombings.
The affidavit says Mr Kadyrbayev told authorities that he and his two co-accused "collectively decided to throw the backpack and fireworks into the trash because they did not want Tsarnaev to get into trouble".
Mr Kadyrbayev also decided to remove Mr Tsarnaev's laptop "because he did not want Tsarnaev's roommate to think he was stealing or behaving suspiciously by just taking the backpack", the FBI said in court papers.
Mr Kadyrbayev said he placed the backpack and fireworks along with rubbish from the apartment in a large refuse sack and threw it into a bin near the men's apartment.
Investigators say they later found the backpack, along with a homework assignment sheet from a class that Mr Tsarnaev attended, in a landfill.
The court papers do not say what happened to the laptop.
Mr Tazhayakov said that Mr Tsarnaev had explained to the two Kazakhs a month before the attacks that he knew how to make a bomb, according to the affidavit.
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*1:http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20130416/1366119437 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20130421/1366475803 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20130427/1367038827