Father of Ibragim Todashev plans to travel to the United States, hoping for answers about son’s death

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The father of a Chechen man fatally shot in May by a Boston FBI agent said Saturday he is planning to travel to the United States, hoping to get answers from authorities about a case that has been shrouded in a thick cloak of secrecy.

Abdulbaki Todashev said he planned to appeal to human rights organizations, and authorities in Florida and Massachusetts, to conduct their own investigations into the shooting of Ibragim Todashev in his Orlando apartment during an interrogation connected to suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

The father said he was frustrated by the bureau’s refusal to allow Florida medical examiners to release an autopsy report. Todashev, who believes agents intentionally killed his son, said he feared the FBI would tamper with the results.

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