Belarus Should Be Given Ultimatum to Release Journalist

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The United United Nations and every Democratic country on planet earth should (under threat of war) demand the immediate release of Journalist Roman Protasevich.

Dictator Alexander Lukashenko using his warplanes to force a sovereign country’s plane, (Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania) to land in Minsk is outrageous criminal behavior which should not stand.

Dictator Alexander Lukashenko staying in power against the will of the people is another outrage which should not stand. People around the world are FED UP with Anti-Democratic Fascist Dictators.

Fascist Dictators who expect everyone to kiss their ass (wanna-be dictators or otherwise) are a threat to ALL who demand & deserve Democracy as a Human Right.

 

Belarus ‘Outrageous’ Plane Diversion to Arrest journalist Roman Protasevich

 

Alexander Lukashenko Exposed

 

Outrage as Ryanair plane “hijacked” by Belarus to arrest dissident journalist – BBC News

Belarus has been accused of hijacking a European passenger plane and engaging in “state terrorism”, after it forced a Ryanair flight to perform an emergency landing in Minsk and arrested an opposition blogger, who is critical of the country’s authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko.

The Ryanair plane had been flying from Greece to Lithuania when it was diverted to the Belarusian capital, where the journalist Roman Protasevich was detained by police. State media in Belarus said the plane was forced to land because of a bomb scare.

There’s been a chorus of condemnation across Europe. The British foreign secretary said the action by the Belarusian authorities would have “serious implications”.

 

Lithuania calls for detained activist’s release after Belarus president diverts plane to Minsk

 

Belarusians file ‘state torture’ case against Lukashenko in Germany

Ten Belarusians have filed a legal complaint in Germany against Alexander Lukashenko for crimes against humanity. The complaint is over alleged acts of systemic “torture” committed by security services during the crackdown on pro-democracy protests, the German federal prosecutor’s office, based in Karlsruhe, announced on Wednesday.

 

[Investigation] Exclusive: Lukashenko plotted murders in Germany

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko authorised political murders in Germany in recent years, according to a sensational recording of his former spy-chief obtained and published by EUobserver. The Germany attacks never took place, but the plot, which discussed use of explosives and poison, shows the danger posed to EU states by his rogue regime.

 

Belarusian dissident arrested in plane grounding appears to resurface online

MOSCOW, July 7 (Reuters) – Belarusian dissident journalist Roman Protasevich appeared to resurface on Twitter on Wednesday, less than two weeks after being moved to house arrest, and denied suggestions that he had been tortured by the authorities.

Belarusian dissident arrested in plane grounding appears to resurface online

Per the above article; “MOSCOW, July 7 (Reuters) – Belarusian dissident journalist Roman Protasevich appeared to resurface on Twitter on Wednesday, less than two weeks after being moved to house arrest, and denied suggestions that he had been tortured by the authorities.

Protasevich, a critic of veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko and his crackdown on the opposition, was arrested along with his girlfriend in Minsk on May 23 after authorities intercepted their Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius and forced it to land in the Belarusian capital, causing international outrage.

The 26-year-old, who stands accused of organising riots, could face up to 15 years in jail if convicted. read more

Protasevich, who has made several appearances on Belarusian state television since his arrest, said he was answering followers’ messages himself and without supervision.

Reuters was unable to verify whether the account belonged to Protasevich or whether he was drafting his comments unassisted.

Asked by one Twitter user how he managed to remain upbeat while being subjected to torture, Protasevich denied he had been mistreated by the authorities while in custody.

“I once again repeat that there was no torture,” the account said. “At least it would have been stupid to torture me when the whole world’s attention was focused on the situation.”

Belarusian opposition figures have accused the authorities of using video confessions that appear coerced to attempt to dissuade the population from rallying behind opponents of Lukashenko.

Western countries have condemned Lukashenko over the forced landing of the Ryanair flight and have stepped up economic sanctions against Minsk. Many European countries have imposed air space restrictions on Belarusian national airline Belavia”.

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