Opposition leader Roman Protasevich has been pardoned in Belarus. He was sentenced to eight years in prison earlier this month.
His case caused a worldwide sensation a good two years ago. A Ryanair plane with Protasevich on board was forced to land in Minsk in May 2021. There the blogger and his girlfriend were taken off the plane. He was responsible for organizing mass riots, preparing attacks on public order and calling for Sanctions against Belarus have been accused.Boeing escorted to Minsk by fighter jetThe Boeing of the Ryanair airline was forced by authorities to land at Minsk Airport in May 2021. According to one expert, the pilots had no choice. “If the Ryanair flight is ordered to Minsk, it has to land there,” Air Safety Advisor John Cox said. “You don’t start a discussion with a MiG-29.”
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