World leaders condemn arrest of Belarusian opposition activist

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    A leading Belarusian opposition activist has been arrested in Belarus after President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a fighter jet to escort his Ryanair plane to Minsk, according to Pull Pervogo, Belarusian state broadcaster. CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield speaks with Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya about the arrest.

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