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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's First Phone Call To Mother (AUDIO)

05/06/2013 09:24 BST | Updated 04/08/2013 10:12 BST

The voice of the surviving Boston marathon bombing suspect has been heard for the first time since his arrest.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is heard reassuring his mother in the recording of the phonecall, obtained exclusively by Channel 4 news.

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, whose other son Tamerlan was killed in police gunfire, broke down as she replayed her conversation with the 19-year-old, who is nicknamed Jahar. The pair had been told not to discuss the case.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told his mother he eating well and in good health

Speaking in Russian from a military hospital in the United States, he tells her: "I am eating properly and am in good health. Everything is good, please don't say anything."

The phonecall, which was made last week, is the first between the mother and son since Jahar was taken into custody.

As she tells him "You are my life, you need to be strong", her son says: "I'm already eating and have been for a long time. They are giving me rice and chicken now, everything's fine."

Zubeidat adds: "We all love you, Muslims and non-Muslims. We love you."

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Zubeidat Tsarnaev weeps as she replays the conversation with her son

Jahar has been charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of malicious destruction of property resulting in death.

In an earlier report he is said to have told his mother: "I am absolutely fine, my wounds are healing. Everything is in God's hands. Be patient. Everything will be fine."

Zubeidat insists her sons are the victims of a conspiracy and had nothing to do with the April 15 bombings which killed three and injured hundreds.

Tamerlan was killed after a car chase following the shooting of Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier, in Watertown.

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Dzhokhar managed to flee on foot, before being found wounded and hiding in a boat in a suburban back garden.

Last month, Zubeidat told Channel 4 news she was glad her son was alive and she hoped they could get the truth. She said: "What happened is a terrible thing but I know my kids have nothing to do with it.

"I know it, I am their mother; I know my kids. My kids would never get involved in anything like that. The first day when I hear this, I was mad and angry at America, I knew it was a set up. Somebody set this up. It was not my kids.

"I have no words, my son is alive and I hope we get the truth. Give this message to the whole world, whoever knows my kids, whoever knows me, I never raise my kids bad. I want my kids to get their honour back. "

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev