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# Roman Protasevich

This year
2023
Belarusian activist plucked off Ryanair flight in 2021 is jailed for 8 years
Protasevich has been accused of helping coordinate mass protests against Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko’s regime in 2020.
Last year
2022
Diverted Ryanair flight investigation concludes that Belarus' actions were 'unlawful'
A Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in Belarus last year.
All time
Dissident Belarusian journalist moved from jail to house arrest
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
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
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
President Alexander Lukashenko has faced months of protests.
EU leaders say Protasevich interview held 'under duress', as Belarus airlines banned from EU airports
Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said: “All such videos are shot under pressure.”
Belarus TV broadcasts interview with jailed activist removed from Ryanair plane
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
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
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
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
Journalist Roman Protasevich was detained yesterday after the flight was diverted to Minsk.
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
Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'
Roman Protasevich: The award winning journalist who was branded 'terrorist' by Belarusian authorities
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'
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
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said the reports of the activist’s detention were “extremely worrying”.
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.