As a result of the attack on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes, the leader of former US President Donald Trump’s supporters, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for conspiracy to subvert.
A US federal judge sentenced Stuart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right militant group Oath Keepers, to 18 years in prison on Thursday for conspiracy to treason and other crimes related to the attack on Capitol Hill.
According to the American media, Stuart Rhodes, the founder of the Oath Keepers militia, is accused of planning an armed coup and attacking security institutions.
According to US media reports, Stuart Rhodes was outside Capitol Hill at the time of the attack, but he was accused of being in contact with those who attacked the Parliament building.
It should be noted that the police arrested 1,000 people for the attack on Capitol Hill.
It is the heaviest sentence ever handed down to those involved in the attack, with prosecutors asking the court for 25 years in prison.
It should be noted that on January 6, 2021, supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Hill and broke through the security fence to enter the building. During this riot, 4 people were killed and many were injured.
Members of Stewart Rhodes’ group stormed the Capitol on January 6, at a time when Joe Biden’s presidential nomination process was underway.
The attack was aimed at blocking Biden’s confirmation as president and keeping him out of the White House. Oathkeepers occupied Capitol Hill for several hours, forcing members of Congress inside the building to take shelter for their lives. was lying