Jan. 6 Protestors Held in Solitary Confinement, Inhumane "Third-World" Conditions
New reports have emerged proving that many individuals arrested after the January 6 Capitol protest of the election steal are being held in “third-world” conditions, including solitary confinement. America is truly turning into Communist China or the Soviet Union.
The Epoch Times reported on the horrible conditions in which some of the protestors are being held, in complete violation of their rights:
“Dozens detained in federal prison awaiting trial following the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol building are being subject to solitary confinement, a lack of required medical care, and restricted access to defense counsel, according to two attorneys and the father of a defendant.
Lawyers John Pierce and Steven Metcalf II, who represent several of the defendants, told EpochTV’s ‘The Nation Speaks’ that among the close to 500 arrested so far in connection with the Jan. 6 incident, more than 50 are being held pretrial in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, in conditions that are ‘unconstitutional’ and violate ‘every single basic human right.’ . . .
‘There are about 50 plus or minus that are being detained, that have been in prison for months and will likely remain in prison for many more months until their day in court,’ Pierce said.
Ned Lang, the father of a defendant who he said is receiving particularly harsh treatment, said his son Jake is currently detained in a Washington prison in an area called ‘the hole.’
‘[Jake] has no access to when [his attorney] goes down and talks to him. He has no access to a private interview with an attorney. It’s like you’re in a third-world country. It’s unbelievable,’ said Lang. ‘From what he’s telling me and what I’m hearing, it’s solitary confinement 23 hours and one hour out a day. It’s horrible.
‘These are Americans, we have individual rights, we have our Bill of Rights. This is inhumane treatment.’
Expanding on Jake Lang’s treatment in detention, Metcalf charged that he is being denied his constitutional rights by having only restricted access to defense counsel.
‘I’m being told the water is black—he has to filter the water through a sock in order to even drink water,’ Metcalf said. ‘In addition to only going out one hour a day, there’s also the weekend, [when] he doesn’t get out at all, and he’s not able to use a shower, get a shave for days on end.’
These conditions for pretrial detainees, he said, are unusual. . .
The FBI director also testified that the law enforcement agency considered the events that unfolded on Jan. 6 to be an act of ‘domestic terrorism.’”
What is so incredibly ironic and disgusting about the latter statement is that many of the people being detained are Trump supporters (most of whom did not have weapons), while those who were actually responsible for organizing the Capitol breach include actual FBI agents. Yes, there is evidence come out indicating that the FBI was involved in the planning of the breach—that in fact it was in origin a “staged” event. These are people working for the same government that overlooks or even encourages the truly terrorist acts of groups like BLM and Antifa.
This story is still in the process of coming out, and more definite answers will no doubt emerge to confirm or deny these charges in the coming weeks. If true (and these allegations are coming from a reliable quarter), the treatment of these Americans is appalling. “No one who participated in the breach has been charged with insurrection.” We should not treat major criminals this way, let alone patriots who mistakenly got caught up in a staged breach because they were justly angry over the outrageous election steal.