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A Ryanair Boeing 737 FORCED to land in Belarus to arrest a journalist traveling onboard


Ryanair flight FR4978 which was operating from Athens to Vilnius was forced diverted to Minsk in Belarus earlier today.

The Boeing 737-800 was about to leave the Belarusian airspace before the aircraft made a sharp turn and landed in Minsk, Belarus.


A Belarus journalist who was on board the aircraft was arrested soon after the aircraft landed in Minsk. The journalist is a well-known opposition activist of the government of Belarus.


ICAO tweeted raising concerns over the matter which would be in contravention of the Chicago Convention.

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