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A Ryanair Flight Carrying An Opposition Journalist Is Forced To Land In Belarus The passenger flight carrying Roman Protasevich, the former editor of an opposition social media channel, made an emergency landing after reports of a bomb on board. No explosives were found. A Ryanair Boeing is parked at Minsk International Airport on Sunday.Who was on the plane that was forced down in Belarus?
Belarus Forces Down Plane to Seize Dissident; Europe Sees ‘State Hijacking’ The dissident, Roman Protasevich, co-founded a Telegram channel that is a popular opposition outlet in Belarus. The plane was flying from Athens to Lithuania when it was forced down.Who was the journalist on the Ryanair flight?
The Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius, Lithuania, carrying some 170 passengers — among them the journalist, Roman Protasevich — was flying over Belarus when Belarusian air traffic controllers notified its pilots of “a potential security threat on board” and directed the plane to divert to Minsk, the Ireland-based airline said in a statement.