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‘Bomb scare’ forces Ryanair jet to make emergency landing in Belarus, authorities detain wanted editor of banned Telegram channel

Roman Protasevich is the editor of Belamova, a Telegram channel established last year by Igor Losik, a consultant for US state-run media organisation RFE/RL. Belamova was effectively outlawed last month, after a court in the eastern Belarusian city of Gomel declared it an “extremist” organization. Losik was arrested last summer …

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Security forces make arrests as protesters take to streets of cities across Russia in support of jailed opposition figure Navalny

Footage from the center of the Russian capital, where the unauthorized rally was set to be held on Wednesday, showed riot police erecting barricades, while uniformed officers asked crowds – with many protesters shouting anti-Kremlin slogans – to disperse. Moscow authorities had rejected an application for a protest, and gatherings …

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