The United States Department of Justice this Thursday denied allegations of ill-treatment of dozens of rioters who remain in a Washington prison after being charged with contempt during their trials for their involvement in the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
The US authorities have come to the media allegations against Christopher Worrell, who has been a celebrity among right-wing extremist groups since his prison sentence and who complains about his alleged health problems.
According to medical reports, prosecutors have assured that Worrell “made up” some of these alleged ailments, including coronavirus infection, poor surgery for a broken finger, or lymphoma problems for which he refused medical attention.
“He was informed that the operation involved more risks than benefits. Despite the fact that we warned about the risks of infection, finger malfunction and pain, the patient goes beyond all common sense. We proceeded with extreme caution as it was obvious that there was ulterior motive, “read one of those medical reports.
Worrell, awaiting trial in prison for his involvement in the January 6 attack on the Capitol, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. His situation has been used by right-wing extremist platforms to denounce the alleged persecution that supporters of former President Donald Trump are facing.
In addition to Worrell, several defendants, for their involvement in the riot, have protested the alleged conditions they would fall victim to in a Washington prison where they were jailed for contempt in the court that condemns them of shame 6.
In another hearing this week related to the allegations made by another of these inmates, Judge Emmet Sullivan indicated that he was aware of some of these difficulties, particularly those related to the way the defendants deal with theirs Lawyers can meet, however, recalled that these centers are prisons while some are still waiting for “hotel services”.