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Belarus’s Shocking New Low in Crushing Dissent

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Raman Pratasevich, center, Belarusian journalist, who was arrested on May 23 when President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a MiG-29 fighter jet to force the airplane on which Pratasevich was travelling to land at Minsk airport, is seen here being arrested on a previous occasion in 2017 by Belarus police in the capital Minsk. Pratasevich is a founder of a messaging app channel that has been a key information conduit for opponents of Belarus’ authoritarian president. © 2017 Sergei Grits/AP Photo Belarusian authorities’ shocking action on Sunday to force down a Ryanair…

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