Friend of arrested Belarusian dissident journalist calls for sanctions against Lukasenko | The World

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    The international community has condemned the arrest of a Belarusian journalist, who was detained after his flight was diverted mid-air. Roman Protasevich boarded the Ryanair flight in Athens, bound for Lithuania but reports of a security threat saw the plane forced to land in the Belarusian capital Minsk, where the dissident journalist was taken off the aircraft. Hanna Liubakova is a Belarusian journalist and Roman Protasevich’s friend, she says Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is a threat to European security.

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    On 11 March 1990, a year before the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union, Lithuania became the first Baltic state to proclaim its independence, resulting in the restoration of the independent State of Lithuania.

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