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Tue May 25, 2021, 12:30 PM

Detained Belarus activist's father says confession in new video was forced

Source: The Hill

The father of opposition journalist Roman Protasevich, who was detained by Belarusian officials after they forced the plan he was on to land, said he believes his son was forced to admit guilt in a recently released video.

In a video that appeared on several channels of the Telegram messaging app on Monday, Protasevich, 26, acknowledged playing a role in organizing mass disturbances in Belarus's capital city of Minsk, Reuters reports.

However, his father Dzmitry Protasevich said he believes his son was coerced and said it looked as though his nose had been broken.

"It's likely his nose is broken, because the shape of it has changed and there's a lot of powder on it. All of the left side of his face has powder," the older Protasevich told Reuters on Monday, speaking from Poland where his son had been working prior to his plane being forcibly landed in Minsk by a Belarus fighter jet.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/detained-belarus-activists-father-says-confession-in-new-video-was-forced/ar-AAKmSoF?li=BBnb7Kz

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2021 OP
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 01:53 PM

1. doesn't want to get chopped up in little pieces like Jamal Khashoggi so I don't blame him

precedent was set when tRumps mini me gave the Saudis a journalist to murder and nothing has been done about this yet.

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Tue May 25, 2021, 02:01 PM

2. Looks like this is one outrage too many

and that Lukashenko might have finally overplayed his hand. There have been demonstrations and violent action in the normally tranquil country since the last election, one that many people suspect was a total fraud.

Lukashenko still has the military and police behind him but a trashed economy has made him vulnerable. Pressure from outside the country over this outrage might just kick some of that support out from underneath him.

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Tue May 25, 2021, 10:12 PM

3. Lukashenko will be saved and supported by Putin.

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