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Roman Protasevich

Belarusian journalist and opposition activist

Roman Protasevich
Roman Protasevich

Roman Dmitriyevich Protasevich, or Raman Dzmitryjevi─Ź Pratasevi─Ź, is a Belarusian journalist and political activist. He was the editor-in-chief of the Telegram channel Nexta and the chief editor of the Telegram channel "Belarus of the Brain". As of June 2021, Protasevich remains detained by Belarusian authorities after his flight, Ryanair Flight 4978, was diverted to Minsk on May 23, 2021, because of a false bomb threat conveyed by Belarusian air traffic control on the order of President Aleksander Lukashenko.

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