Voice of America, Radio Free Europe Offer Experts on Marathon Suspects

Say execs can provide insight into events in context of Caucasus region said to be original home of suspects

After the leading suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing --
one already dead after a shootout -- were determined to have immigrated to the
U.S. from the North Caucasus region of Russia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
and Voice of America sent out an email promoting execs there as experts on the

In an email to journalists, the U.S. Government-funded
operations included contacts for a number of executives they said could provide
"insight into this unfolding story. Those included Aslan Doukaev, director
of RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service and Claire Bigg, who profiled the subjects
for RFE/RL's website.http://www.rferl.org/content/boston-bombing-tsar/24962891.html

Journalists interested in getting their input on
the story were advised to contact Karisue
in Washington or Emily Thompson
in Prague.