ST. LOUIS– The “Qanon Shaman’ is being transferred to a new facility after a D.C. Department of Corrections says it was unable to comply with a federal court order to provide organic means for the defendant.
Yesterday, St. Louis attorney Al Watkins filed an emergency motion, saying his client, Jacob Chansley, also known as the ‘QAnon Shaman’, was wasting away in jail because he wasn’t being provided organic meals.
Chansley had not eaten food for just over nine days at the time of yesterday’s hearing. A federal judge ordered jail officials to provide organic meals to the defendant charged in connection with the Capitol riots.
Chansley will not move to a Washington, D.C. area facility that has confirmed a willingness and capability to comply with the court’s order.
“While the actions of the D.C. Department of Corrections are disappointing, in this era of COVID-19 related protocols, we must not use this as a basis to castigate the DC DOC,” said Watkins in a press release. “Instead, we should embrace the candor employed to be forthcoming about the DC facility’s inability to comply with the Order of a federal judge,” concluded Watkins.
In the emergency motion Watkins filed, it stated the defendant’s faith as a Shaman means eating non-organic food, which contains unnatural chemicals, would act as an ‘object intrusion’ onto his body and cause serious illness if he were to eat it.
The court document also says the defendant has lost more than 20 pounds in the last week.
You can read the entire court document below.