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Jailed Belarusian journalist Raman Pratasevich has addressed a news conference in Minsk – in what the opposition says is another statement made under duress. Mr Pratasevich said he was in good health and that he has not been beaten. He was arrested last month after his flight to Lithuania was forced to land in Minsk. This is the third time he’s appeared in front of the press. Previously, he admitted to plotting to overthrow President Alexander Lukashenko.DW News YouTube Channel
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