BREAKING: Belarus diverts Ryanair flight with opposition blogger on board

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    Belarus has ordered a Ryanair flight flying from Greece to Lithuania to be diverted to Minsk.

    State media in the country said it was redirected due to “a bomb scare” however blogger Roman Protasevich was arrested when the flight landed after being escorted by a MiG-29 fighter jet.

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