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# roman-protasevich - This year 2022

Diverted Ryanair flight investigation concludes that Belarus' actions were 'unlawful'
# Minsk
# Minsk

Diverted Ryanair flight investigation concludes that Belarus' actions were 'unlawful'

Jul 20th 2022, 9:42 AM 17,822 Views 12 Comments

A Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in Belarus last year.

# roman-protasevich - Last year 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 13,177 Views 5 Comments

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

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 15,317 Views 16 Comments

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

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 11,354 Views 10 Comments

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

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 9,985 Views 12 Comments

President Alexander Lukashenko has faced months of protests.

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

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

Jun 4th 2021, 10:20 PM 14,276 Views 15 Comments

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

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 16,040 Views 3 Comments

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

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 47,764 Views 30 Comments

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

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 46,121 Views 58 Comments

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

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 71,032 Views 61 Comments

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

Von Der Leyen promises sanctions for Belarus over diverted flight as detained activist appears in video
# Roman Protasevich
# 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 95,686 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
# Profile
# Profile

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

May 24th 2021, 2:25 PM 22,766 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 51,336 Views 28 Comments

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

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 105,498 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.