Raman Pratasevich arrested 2021 Belarus Ryanair

Raman Pratasevich, center, Belarusian journalist, who was arrested on May 23 when President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a MiG-29 fighter jet to force the airplane on which Pratasevich was travelling to land at Minsk airport, is seen here being arrested on a previous occasion in 2017 by Belarus police in the capital Minsk. Pratasevich is a founder of a messaging app channel that has been a key information conduit for opponents of Belarus’ authoritarian president.

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