Belarusian journalist was forced to record confession video, says father

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    The father of the dissident journalist Roman Protasevich, who was detained in Belarus after his plane was forced to land there, said he believed his son was forced in a video posted online to admit guilt and appeared to have a broken nose. ‘I think he was forced. It’s not his words, it’s not his intonation of speech,’, Dzmitry Protasevich said over Skype from Poland.

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