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#Roman Protasevich

# roman-protasevich - Friday 25 June, 2021

Dissident Belarusian journalist moved from jail to house arrest
# Roman Protasevich
# Roman Protasevich

Dissident Belarusian journalist moved from jail to house arrest

Jun 25th 2021, 9:34 AM 13,140 Views 5 Comments

The country’s exiled opposition leader said the move was “good news”, but not freedom yet.

# roman-protasevich - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says
# Belarus
# Belarus

Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says

Jun 15th 2021, 12:40 PM 15,261 Views 16 Comments

The plane changed course to head for the Belarus capital Minsk escorted by a MiG fighter jet.

# roman-protasevich - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Belarus government accused of mounting misinformation attacks on journalist
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus government accused of mounting misinformation attacks on journalist

Jun 9th 2021, 9:48 AM 11,292 Views 10 Comments

An online campaign launched against Belarussian journalist, Roman Protasevich, alleges he has ties to Neo-Nazi groups.

# roman-protasevich - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Belarus leader signs law increasing prison terms for protesters
# Lukashenko
# Lukashenko

Belarus leader signs law increasing prison terms for protesters

Jun 8th 2021, 4:40 PM 9,963 Views 12 Comments

President Alexander Lukashenko has faced months of protests.

# roman-protasevich - Friday 4 June, 2021

EU leaders say Protasevich interview held 'under duress', as Belarus airlines banned from EU airports
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# Roman Protasevich

EU leaders say Protasevich interview held 'under duress', as Belarus airlines banned from EU airports

Jun 4th 2021, 10:20 PM 14,238 Views 15 Comments

Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said: “All such videos are shot under pressure.”

# roman-protasevich - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Belarus TV broadcasts interview with jailed activist removed from Ryanair plane
# Minsk
# Minsk

Belarus TV broadcasts interview with jailed activist removed from Ryanair plane

Jun 3rd 2021, 9:50 PM 16,021 Views 3 Comments

Rights campaigners say the interview with Roman Protasevich was conducted under arrest.

# roman-protasevich - Thursday 27 May, 2021

European flights refused permission to land in Russia as row over Belarusian journalist escalates
# Standoff
# Standoff

European flights refused permission to land in Russia as row over Belarusian journalist escalates

May 27th 2021, 9:32 PM 47,724 Views 30 Comments

French and Austrian carriers were denied permission to land in Moscow after changing routes to avoid Belarusian airspace.

# roman-protasevich - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Save our son: Parents of detained journalist plead for help after flight diverted to Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

Save our son: Parents of detained journalist plead for help after flight diverted to Belarus

Updated May 26th 2021, 6:32 PM 46,056 Views 58 Comments

The speech to parliament was the first time the Belarusian leader has spoken in public since Roman Protasevich’s arrest.

# roman-protasevich - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Belarus isolation deepens as air links cut and credit offers cancelled
# Minsk
# Minsk

Belarus isolation deepens as air links cut and credit offers cancelled

Updated May 25th 2021, 3:49 PM 70,907 Views 61 Comments

Belarusian TV yesterday broadcast a video of Roman Protasevich “confessing” to charges of organising mass unrest.

# roman-protasevich - Monday 24 May, 2021

Von Der Leyen promises sanctions for Belarus over diverted flight as detained activist appears in video
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# Roman Protasevich

Von Der Leyen promises sanctions for Belarus over diverted flight as detained activist appears in video

Updated May 24th 2021, 7:48 PM 95,524 Views 127 Comments
  • Journalist Roman Protasevich was detained on Sunday after the flight was diverted to Minsk
  • Micheál Martin said the incident was "a state-sponsored coercive act" and "absolutely unacceptable"
  • It is suspected that KGB agents were present on the Ryanair flight
Roman Protasevich: The award winning journalist who was branded 'terrorist' by Belarusian authorities
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# Profile

Roman Protasevich: The award winning journalist who was branded 'terrorist' by Belarusian authorities

May 24th 2021, 2:25 PM 22,673 Views 16 Comments

The 26-year-old was arrested along with his girlfriend after the plane was forced to divert to Minsk while over Belarusian airspace.

Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'
# Minsk
# Minsk

Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'

May 24th 2021, 9:20 AM 51,159 Views 28 Comments

O’Leary also said it appears there were some KGB agents on board the flight.

# roman-protasevich - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Diverted Ryanair flight leaves Belarus for Lithuania after exiled activist detained
# Detained
# Detained

Diverted Ryanair flight leaves Belarus for Lithuania after exiled activist detained

Updated May 23rd 2021, 6:52 PM 105,342 Views 74 Comments
  • The flight was diverted earlier today from Lithuania to Belarus' capital.
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said the reports of the activist's detention were "extremely worrying".
  • EU officials issued warnings to Belarus.