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(CNN) — US Capitol rioter and so-called “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley should be given organic food while in a Washington, DC, jail, a federal judge said Wednesday, after Chansley went on an apparent hunger strike last week claiming non-organic food was against his religion and sickened him.

DC District Court Judge Royce Lamberth decided the accommodations could be made for Chansley because he had been fed organic food in detention in Arizona, and arguments about his adherence to Shamanism were enough to also convince the judge.

Chansley hasn’t eaten since last Monday, his attorney said.

“My client made it clear that while he did not oppose fasting, he was not in position to put into his body things that shamanism believes to be impure… things that suck the life out of your body,” Chansley’s lawyer Al Watkins said in court Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier this month, a federal judge decided Chansley,

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Judge orders organic food be provided to ‘QAnon Shaman’ in jail

Jacob Chansley, also known as the so-called “QAnon Shaman”

A judge on Wednesday ordered corrections authorities to provide organic food to an Arizona man accused of participating in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns.

The order came after a lawyer for defendant Jacob Chansley complained that his client had gone the past nine days without eating because organic food isn’t served at the Washington jail where he’s housed.

Chansley has lost 20 pounds since being transferred from Arizona to Washington last week, said his attorney, Albert Watkins. Chansley, who calls himself the “QAnon Shaman,” considers eating organic food to be part of his “shamanic belief system and way of life,” the lawyer said.

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Three weeks ago, when he was jailed

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‘QAnon Shaman’ moved to jail that serves organic food after going nine days without eating



a group of people around each other: Jacob Chansley stormed the US Capitol last month.


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Jacob Chansley stormed the US Capitol last month.





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The man who calls himself the ‘QAnon Shaman’ has been moved to a prison that serves organic food, after refusing to eat for more than a week.

Jacob Anthony Chansley, who stormed the US Capitol last month wearing horns, face paint and a fur pelt, turned himself into police after his image became synonymous with the riots in Washington. 

Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, faces several charges, including civil disorder, disorderly conduct and obstruction.

He was one of hundreds of pro-Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol while Congress was meeting to certify Joe Biden’s electoral college win.

On Friday (local time), a federal judge ordered authorities to provide Chansley with organic food while he was in custody after his

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Judge orders jail to give ‘QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley organic food after he complained he can’t eat anything else



a man wearing a costume: Supporters of US President Donald Trump, including Jake Angeli (C), a QAnon supporter known for his painted face and horned hat, enter the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images


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Supporters of US President Donald Trump, including Jake Angeli (C), a QAnon supporter known for his painted face and horned hat, enter the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

  • A judge ordered a Washington, DC, jail to give “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley organic food.
  • Chansley says he hasn’t eaten in a week because regular food doesn’t fit his religious beliefs.
  • DC’s Department of Corrections initially refused his religious accommodation request.
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A federal judge ordered a Washington, DC, jail to feed “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley an organic diet after the Capitol insurrectionist complained he couldn’t eat food with GMOs.

Chansley, appearing via video in a court hearing Wednesday afternoon, told Judge Royce C. Lamberth that he has eaten only organic food in the past eight years because of his religious

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