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Belarus activist arrested after fighter jet intercepts Ryanair flight

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European nations were demanding answers after Belarusian authorities dispatched a fighter jet to force a Ryanair flight to divert to Minsk, where a dissident journalist who was on board was then arrested. Ryanair said its plane was flying from Greece to Lithuania on Sunday when it was notified of “a potential security threat on board” by air traffic controllers in Belarus and told to divert to Minsk for an emergency landing. The airline said the plane landed safely in Belarusian capital and “nothing untoward was found” after passengers were offloaded and an inspection took place. But authoriti…

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