Prison guards beat those arrested for the assault on the US Capitol and threaten their families, lawyer denounces

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Guardias de prisiones golpean a los arrestados por el asalto al Capitolio de EE.UU. y amenazan a sus familiares, denuncia un abogado

Prison guards beat those arrested for participating in the assault on the US Capitol in Washington on January 6, reported Joseph McBride, a lawyer for one of the detainees.

Defender of Richard ‘Bigo’ Barnett, who was photographed sitting in the chair in the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, during the assault on the Capitol and surrendered to federal agents on January 8, declared that those arrested are deprived “of privileges and contacts with the outside world.”

“[A los arrestados] they do not give them medicine, they do not give them food on time and sometimes [los] they hit. It’s awful. Before, we could hear about it in other countries, but not in the US But now this happens here. Here and now. Y we are against such arbitrariness“McBride said during an interview with the Russian channel Rossiya 1.

In this context, the lawyer affirmed that the guards also threaten the relatives of the detainees, including Barnett’s wife. “They said: ‘We will go for your wife‘”he added.

McBride indicated that this behavior is illegal with respect to incarcerated people and represents “a flagrant case.”

Meanwhile, his client claimed that, when he was in the detention center, he was told that “something happened to his friend from another cell.” “I went to see him, made him regain consciousness, probably he lost consciousness and fell, hitting his head. He did not recognize himself in the mirror, his face looked like minced meat. Since then, he has been blind in one eye and passes out. every day, “he said, while the channel detailed that it is Ryan Samsel, accused of attacking the police who protected Congress.

Some 300 people have already been charged in connection with the assault on the Capitol and at least another hundred are expected to face charges for a variety of crimes, according to court documents. Some 900 search warrants have been executed since January 6, while the Biden administration has decided to increase security throughout the legislative headquarters.

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