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Belarus kidnapping: what international law says about capture of dissident journalist Roman Protasevich

Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, University of Liverpool and Arman Sarvarian, University of Surrey Here’s what we know: the Ryanair aircraft carrying dissident Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich was scheduled to fly from Athens in Greece to Vilnius in Lithuania on May 23. While in Belarusian airspace, the pilot was ordered to divert from its course and to land in Minsk. On the ground, …

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