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Ryanair confirms flight diverted to Belarus amid worry about blogger

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European leaders are demanding answers after a Ryanair flight was diverted to an airport in Belarus on Sunday, apparently so authorities in Minsk could detain a blogger who had been travelling from Athens to Vilnius in the plane. The Irish airline Ryanair confirmed the incident. Crew on the plane had been alerted to a possible security threat by Belarusian authorities and directed to land at an airport near Minsk, the company said. “Nothing untoward was found,” it said. “Ryanair has notified the relevant national and European safety and security agencies and we apologise sincerely to all affec…

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