Participant of Capitol storming lived in Ukraine; now seeks asylum in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Trump supporter Evan Newman, who is on the FBI's most wanted list of criminals, lived in Ukraine for four months but suddenly noticed that he was being followed
14:41, 9 November 2021

A native of California, a participant in the storming of the Capitol Evan Newman asked for asylum in Belarus. He illegally crossed the Belarusian border and asked for protection, since at home he is accused of seizing the building of the Congress as the Belarusian TV channel reported.

“They added my photo to the FBI's Most Wanted Criminals list, asking for public assistance to identify me. And some of my friends warned me about this. I have many friends working for the government. I knew that they would immediately identify me, and so the first thing I did was leave," Newman said in an interview.

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In the United States, he has the bag business. On January 6, he participated in protests by supporters of then US President Donald Trump, who rioted the Capitol.

According to Newman, in the United States as a defendant, he is involved in six cases, and all of them, he believes, are criminal offenses. The American considers himself innocent, and the charges brought against him by the American authorities are unfounded.

After leaving the United States for Italy in March, Newman traveled to Switzerland by train, got into a car, and drove to Germany, then Poland. And by March 13 he arrived in the Ukrainian Zhytomyr, where he rented an apartment. After four months of living in Ukraine, the American noticed that he was being followed.

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Newman was detained as an illegal on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border on August 15.

On January 6, Donald Trump's supporters broke into the building of the U.S. Congress, as the vote counting procedure took place there. The Congress was about to confirm Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election last November. The session was interrupted and then resumed. Law enforcers pressed charges against more than 50 people.

The court in Washington delivered the first verdict in the case of the storming of the Capitol to a 49-year-old citizen of Indiana

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