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Capitol rioter wanted by FBI seeks asylum in ex-Soviet republic of Belarus...

• Daily Mail

Evan Neumann, 48, was charged in July on six separate criminal charges for his alleged participation in the January 6 insurrection

According to an indictment filed in July, Neumann was seen in police-worn body cameras shoving a metal barricade at officers

He also allegedly punched an officer, and once the crowd was able to overcome the barricades, he used it as a battering ram and struck the officer

The indictment states that FBI agents caught up with Neumann in February as he was heading to the San Francisco International Airport

It is unclear how he was able to travel to the airport while under investigation and whether the FBI seized his passport

By April he had sold his home for $1.3 million, and a real estate agent told ABC 7 he left for Ukraine

Neumann has now come forward, in a sit-down interview with Belarusian state-run television 

He described what he called 'political persecution' in the United States and described how he fled to the eastern European country 

He was described on-air as a 'simple American whose shops were burned by Black Lives Matter activists' 

Neumann, a father of two, is now seeking asylum in Belarus  - known as Europe's last dictatorship where Alexander Lukashenko has been in power for 26 years 

An alleged Capitol rioter on the FBI's Most Wanted List has fled to the ex-Soviet republic of Belarus - known as Europe's last dictatorship - where he is being portrayed on state-run media as a 'simple American' fleeing 'political persecution.'