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Belarusian dissident arrested in plane grounding appears to resurface online

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarusian dissident journalist Roman Protasevich appeared to resurface on Twitter on Wednesday, less than two weeks after being moved to house arrest, and denied suggestions that he had been tortured by the authorities. Protasevich, a critic of veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko and his crackdown on the opposition, was arrested along with his girlfriend in Minsk on May 23 after authorities intercepted their Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius and forced it to land in the Belarusian capital, causing international outrage. The 26-year-old, who stands accused of organising …

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