Capitol Riot Suspect Seeking Political Asylum In Belarus

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An American who faces criminal charges from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol is seeking asylum in Belarus, which doesn’t have an extradition treaty with the U.S., in a move that may heighten tensions between the turbulent former Soviet state and the U.S. What do you think?

“I would have chosen a more tropical autocracy, but that’s me.”

Priscilla Van Nest, Scent Namer

“Probably cheaper than retaining a good defense lawyer.”

Logan Dente, Chant Writer


“He knows he was facing, like, six weeks in jail, right?”

Desmond Seregina, Unemployed