Thousands of migrants are trapped at the border between Belarus and Poland in freezing temperatures after Belarus reportedly lured them to the border on the promise that they would be able to cross into the European Union.
Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has been granted asylum in Poland after she was taken to an airport against her will by team officials to board a flight back home for complaining about the country’s coaches in an Instagram video.
Belarus authorities have released an interview with Roman Protasevich, the journalist who they arrested after “hijacking” a plane he was on and forcing it to land in Minsk, showing him confessing to organizing anti-government protests and praising president Alexander Lukashenko.
A Belarusian opposition activist stabbed himself in the throat with a pen in the middle of a court hearing, saying investigators had pressured him to plead guilty by threatening to prosecute his family and friends.
Belarus authorities have released a video of Roman Protasevich, the opposition journalist who was arrested after they intercepted a passenger plane he was on and forced it to land in Minsk, which appears to have been filmed under duress.
Belarus’ president Alexander Lukashenko ordered a fighter jet to intercept a passenger plane and force it to land in the Belarus capital, where authorities promptly seized and detained a prominent opposition journalist who was on board.