Belarus Hijacks Plane to Arrest Journalist

A prominent opposition figure of Belarus's authoritarian president was arrested on Sunday. Journalist Raman Protasevich was on a flight from Greece to Lithuania when the plane changed its course to head for Belarus's capital city, Minsk, where he was immediately arrested. The Belarusian government claims that the plane's crew made the decision to divert to Minsk due to a bomb threat, but the airline says that the divertion was instructed by Belarusian air traffic control. Amy Mackinnon, national security and intelligence reporter at Foreign Policy, joins Cheddar Politics to discuss more.
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