Al-Qaida: 'grave consequences' for US if Tsarnaev executed
Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has warned the US of the “gravest consequences” if Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any other Muslim prisoner is executed, The Guardian reports.
"If the US administration kills our brother the hero Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any Muslim, it will bring America’s nationals the gravest consequences," Zawahri said in an online video.
Tsarnaev, named in Zawahiri’s online video message, was sentenced to death by lethal injection last year for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev committed the bombing with his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police in the manhunt that followed it.