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US prosecutors seek four years’ jail for Capitol riot ‘shaman’

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Washington (AFP) – US prosecutors are demanding 51 months behind bars for the self-proclaimed “shaman” who joined the January 6 assault on the Capitol building wearing a horned buffalo headdress, court documents revealed. Jacob Chansley, whose painted face, bare chest and horned headgear made him an icon of the attack on the Capitol in a bid to stop the election results being validated, was arrested days after the storming of the seat of the US government. Facing as much as 20 years behind bars, Chansley, who became known as the “QAnon shaman” after a conspiracy-theory website popular on the f…

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