Editorial: Stand up against Lukashenko’s cruel, cold Soviet-era antics

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In a Cold War episode reminiscent of Boris and Natasha, the dictator of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, hijacked an international airline flight to kidnap a dissident. It was so clumsily transparent that it would be funny if the life of journalist Raman Pratasevich, now the prisoner of the KGB, weren’t in danger. The civilized world, which is just about everywhere but Belarus, must unite against this act of state piracy, blocking flights to or from Belarus and steering international air traffic around the East European prison house. Pratasevich was traveling on Ryanair Flight 4978 from Athens t…

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