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US indicts founder of far-right Oath Keepers for sedition in Capitol attack

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Washington (AFP) – The founder of the far-right group Oath Keepers and 10 others were indicted for seditious conspiracy in the January 6, 2021 assault on the US Capitol, the Justice Department announced Thursday. It was the first use of the potent sedition charge in the sprawling investigation of the Capitol attack by supporters of then-president Donald Trump. Stewart Rhodes, 56, who founded and led the rightwing militia group, and another associate of the organization, Ed Vallejo, were arrested early Thursday. Nine men with ties to the Oath Keepers who had been previously arrested on lesser c…

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