Belarus opposition figure Raman Pratasevich arrested after flight diverted to Minsk

//Belarus opposition figure Raman Pratasevich arrested after flight diverted to Minsk

Belarus opposition figure Raman Pratasevich arrested after flight diverted to Minsk

A prominent opponent of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested on Sunday after the airliner in which he was travelling was diverted to the country following a bomb threat, in what the opposition is calling a hijacking operation by the government.The presidential press service said President Alexander Lukashenko personally ordered that a MiG-29 fighter jet accompany the Ryanair plane – travelling from Athens, Greece, to Vilnius, Lithuania – to the airport in the capital Minsk.Deputy air…

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