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Body of Ibragim Todashev Returned to Russia

The body of Ibragim Todashev, who was killed on 22 May during questioning in connection to the Boston Marathon bombing, has been returned to Russia, a news report said Wednesday.

Todashev's family was planning to ship the body back to Russia last weekend, but Delta airlines refused to fly his body back from the U.S., Itar-Tass reported.

But after finally receiving clearance, the 27-year-old's body was Tuesday loaded onto another commercial airline, the name of which has not been disclosed.

Earlier this month, the Foreign Ministry's human rights commissioner Konstantin Dolgov announced that Russia requested further clarification on the circumstances of Todashev's death, including the investigation into the use firearms by FBI agents and his autopsy report.

Todashev, a Russian native living in the U.S., was a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and was interviewed multiple times about their relationship.

During his final interview, Todashev was shot multiple times and killed by an FBI agent who claimed the man attacked him.

Details of what exactly happened have not been released by the FBI, because of the ongoing investigation.

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