Roman Protasevich: the scandal of the “hijacking” of a plane “to arrest a critical journalist” with the Belarusian government

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Roman Protasevich was arrested when the plane landed in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

A plane connecting Greece to Lithuania was diverted on Sunday to Belarus, where a dissident journalist critical of the government of Alexander Lukashenko was arrested.

The Nexta channel said its former editor Roman Protayevich he was arrested when the plane landed in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

Belarusian state media said the plane was hijacked due to a bomb threat, but no explosives were found.

And this Wednesday, in his first public statements on the subject, President Alexander Lukashenko has defended the plane’s hijacking and journalist’s detention, citing the bomb threat and saying Protasevich had ‘plotted a rebellion’.

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