A California man valuable by the FBI for his alleged participation within the January 6 revolt at the Capitol is reportedly wanting for asylum in Belarus — which has been dubbed “Europe’s closing dictatorship” and does no longer contain an extradition treaty with the US.
Evan Neumann, a 48-365 days-worn purse producer from the metropolis of Mill Valley, seemed on Belarussian TV Sunday in a section known as “Goodbye The USA!” in which he valuable functions his define departure from the US after being indicted in March by the FBI.
In response to Buzzfeed Files, he acknowledged the charges were “incorrect” and amounted to “political persecution.”
Neumann acknowledged within the interview aired Sunday that he flew to Europe in March “under the guise of a industry outing,” traveling to Switzerland, Germany and Poland earlier than arriving in Ukraine, Buzzfeed acknowledged.
He rented an home within the Ukrainian metropolis of Zhytomyr for four months however fled after noticing he was once being followed by the Ukrainian security provider, making his potential by foot into Belarus “by diagram of swampy woodland land and dodging wild boars and snakes,” in step with Buzzfeed.
He was once detained by Belarussian authorities in August for illegally crossing the border, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.
691. That’s the decision of of us which were federally charged for their involvement within the January rise up as of late October.
In response to the authorities’s indictment, it isn’t Neumann’s first time within the plan — or taking part in a political uprising. The doc cited Neumann’s LinkedIn web page, which apparently showed he took allotment in Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, which took plan from 2004 to 2005 and finally overturned the outcomes of the rigged presidential election. The FBI confronted him in February at the San Francisco Global Airport about his involvement within the January 6 revolt, and while he “admitted that he interacted with law enforcement” in Washington, D.C. he did no longer command extra, in step with the indictment. He was once no longer taken into custody or charged at the time and it’s unclear if he boarded a flight, however he reportedly sold his Mill Valley house in April. Forbes has reached out to Neumann for inform.
“Man Wanted For Attacking US Capitol Seeks Asylum In Belarus” (Buzzfeed Files)
“US Capitol Rioter Seeks Asylum In Belarus” (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
“US Capitol Rioter Seeks Asylum in Belarus – Yelp TV” (Moscow Times)
“Capitol rioter Evan Neumann applies for asylum in Belarus, native media says” (Washington Put up)