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Airlines shun Belarus, opposition leader says journalist tortured

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By Matthias Williams and Andrius Sytas KYIV/VILNIUS (Reuters) -Airlines shunned Belarus’s air space on Tuesday and Belarusian planes faced a possible ban from Europe as international outrage mounted over Minsk forcing down a jetliner and arresting a dissident journalist who was on board. A video released overnight showed 26-year-old Roman Protasevich confessing to having organised anti-government demonstrations. On Sunday he was pulled off a flight from Greece to Lithuania forced down in the Belarusian capital Minsk. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the video made for “distressing vie…

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