How plane ‘hijack’ is latest in Belarus’ brutal war against media freedom

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  • Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “How plane ‘hijack’ is latest in Belarus’ brutal war against media freedom” – below is their description.

    The parents of Roman Protasevich have told Channel 4 News they consider their son to be a true freedom fighter.

    They say they know nothing of his condition or where he’s being held, but hope his arrest highlights the oppression faced by Belarusians.

    After seeing off huge street protests last year, President Lukashenko is now stepping up efforts to wipe out opposition media, both inside Belarus and abroad.

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    Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk.

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