Violent protests under the guise of politics are a serious crime not only in Pakistan but all over the world and the former Russian and American soldiers involved in it faced punishment.
According to ARY News, violent protests under the guise of politics are a serious crime not only in Pakistan, but all over the world, and former Russian and American soldiers involved in it have faced prison terms. More than 70 active-duty and retired U.S. military personnel are facing charges.
On January 6, 2021, they are facing criminal charges for attacking the US Congress and the riots were the result of a protest call by former President Trump.
Trump falsely claimed that the 2020 election was won by the Democrats "It has been stolen. The US Department of Justice found out through audio recordings and social media posts by rioters.
The ex-servicemen have been charged with conspiracy, interference with government, destruction of government property and trespassing into sensitive areas, and the US government has been charged with mobilizing and inciting mobs for violent riots. More stringent action against ex-servicemen has been requested.
Two Ohio veterans were sentenced in May 2023 to 8.5 and 4 years in prison, respectively, for organizing a military-style entry into the US capitol building. Daniel Ray Caldwell, a US Marine, has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for assaulting police.
Hatchet Speed, a former US Navy reservist, was sentenced to 4 years for hate speech, and retired Lt. Col. Larry Randlebrook Jr. was sentenced to 2 years in prison and 2 years of house arrest. Joshua Lawler, a Purple Heart recipient for service in Iraq, has been sentenced to 31 months in prison.
Also, Zachary Rehl, a former U.S. Marine, faces up to 20 years in prison for attacking the building. Major Christopher Varnaguiris was arrested and charged in May 2021.
Three serving military officials, Micah Comer, Joshua Abbott and Dodge Dale Halonen, were arrested on corruption charges and their fellow Marines helped investigators identify them in footage of riots in the capital.