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Judge calls Capitol siege ‘violent insurrection,’ orders man who wore horns held

Judge calls Capitol siege ‘violent insurrection,’ orders man who wore horns held

BRAD HEATH, SARAH N. LYNCH and JAN WOLFE A federal judge on Friday ordered a far-right conspiracy theorist who left an ominous note for Vice President Mike Pence inside the U.S. Capitol to be detained pending trial, saying he participated in a "violent insurrection." In U.S. District Court in Phoenix, Arizona, Magistrate Judge Deborah Fine ruled that Jacob Chansley, who was famously photographed inside the U.S. Senate Chamber wearing horns during the Capitol riots, should not be released from custody. Chansley, a Navy veteran and follower of QAnon, allegedly left a note for Pence warning: "It's only a matter of…
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Nigerian Yoruba activist detained in Benin

Nigerian Yoruba activist detained in Benin

A Nigerian activist accused by the authorities of plotting a violent insurrection has been detained in neighbouring Benin and is due to be sent back to Nigeria, according to reports in Nigerian media. Sunday Adeyemo, more commonly known in Nigeria by his nickname of Sunday Igboho, was arrested on Monday at Cotonou airport while on his way to Germany, according to media reports citing a lawyer and other Nigerian sources with links to Igboho. A spokesman for Nigeria's Department of State Services (DSS), a security agency that raided Igboho's residence in the southwestern city of Ibadan on July 1 and…
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