In the case of the attack by supporters of former President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill (US House of Representatives) in 2021 in the United States, Stuart Rhodes, the ringleader of the attackers, was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Stuart Rhodes was facing charges of sabotage and assault on security agencies, including plotting a coup.
According to foreign media, the treason charge against Stuart Rhodes has been rarely used in America.
Stuart Rhodes is the founder of the US right-wing organization Oath Keepers Militia, whose members are accused of planning an armed coup and attacking security institutions.
Stuart Rhodes was outside Capitol Hill at the time of the attack, but was accused of being in contact with those who attacked the Parliament building.
This 18-year prison sentence is the highest sentence given to the accused involved in the attack, the prosecutor had appealed to the court for 25 years in prison.
It should be noted that on January 6, 2021, supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Hill and entered the building by breaking the security fence.
4 people were killed and many were injured during the riots on Capitol Hill, 1,000 people were arrested for the attack on Capitol Hill.
This attack was made when the joint session of the Congress building in Capitol Hill was being held and the Congress was supposed to confirm the presidential victory of the newly elected President Joe Biden who won the elections in November 2020. However, Trump and his supporters believed that That their victory in the elections has been converted into defeat.