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"It was a special operation from Lukashenka": ex-editor-in-chief of the Nexta channel was detained in Minsk after the forced landing of the Athens-Vilnius airliner

«It was a special operation from Lukashenka»: ex-editor-in-chief of the Nexta channel was detained in Minsk after the forced landing of the Athens-Vilnius airliner
The Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime of the Republic of Belarus confirms information about the arrest of Roman Protasevich. This person is one of the founders of the Nexta Telegram channel, which is distinguished by publications of an opposition nature. The channel is known for, who actively covered the Belarusian anti-government rallies, actually coordinating the actions of the protesters. At one time, "Nekhta" was recognized in Belarus as an extremist resource, and its creators are wanted. Roman Protasevich was among those wanted by Belarusian law enforcement officers., who demonstrated his activity from Poland and Lithuania.

Today's events, according to a number of sources, developed as follows.

When the plane, flying from Athens to Vilnius, entered the Belarusian airspace, there were reports of a bomb on board. The Belarusian Air Force lifted a MiG-29 fighter into the sky to accompany the liner. As a result, a Ryanair passenger plane made an emergency landing at Minsk airport. Belarusian law enforcement officers arrived at the plane, mine explosives specialists, many fire trucks drove up to the territory of the air harbor. As it turned out, there was no bomb on board, so there, according to some media outlets, was mentioned Roman Protasevich. Since this person (former editor-in-chief of Nexta) was on the Belarusian wanted list, Belarusian law enforcement officers detained him.

«It was a special operation from Lukashenka»: ex-editor-in-chief of the Nexta channel was detained in Minsk after the forced landing of the Athens-Vilnius airliner

Oppositional resources of the Republic of Belarus write about, that “it was a special operation, which was initiated by Alexander Lukashenko ".

Today, information appeared that, that Belarus is considering the possibility of including a white-red-white flag (BCHB) to the list of prohibited symbols. Motivated by this, that under this flag during the Second World War, Nazi accomplices carried out activities. If the relevant measure is implemented, then for the demonstration of the BCHB-flag in Belarus, criminal liability will be introduced. Oppositionists attribute this to the persecution of them, since it is the opposition that actively uses the white-red-white flag as its symbol.

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