In the authorities Belarus Apparently, not only opposition journalist Roman Protasavits is being targeted. After Protacevich landed, the authoritarian country was forced by the leadership Scheduled flights to Rajdhani Minsk was arrested not only for bloggers. His Russian friend Sophia Saphega was also detained.
Now, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the 23-year-old should be afraid of the allegations in Belarus. According to the news agency, it is “in relation to suspicions of violations of several articles of the Belarusian Criminal Code between August and September 2020,” it said. Reuters In a statement by the Moscow Foreign Ministry.
The Tass news agency reported that Sapega’s father was quoted to have been initially extended for two months. It was also tweeted by Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tichanovskaya, referring to Spega’s lawyer.
According to Reuters, Spega’s mother is sure that her daughter was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is concerned about his daughter’s health. Anna Dudich accordingly said, “Surely this is my greatest fear.” Sapega “will persevere and resist”. Her daughter “is certainly not to blame for anything,” Dudich continued.
Sapega actually studies in Vilnius. When her Ryanair aircraft was intercepted by a Belarusian fighter jet and ordered to land in Minsk, she was heading back to the Lithuanian capital. She first met Protasevich Greece Stopped and apparently went on vacation there as well.
Chancellor Angela Merkel Was again in the late afternoon Demanded the immediate release of Protasevich and Spega. A video of the journalist, which has since surfaced, described Merkel as “worrying and shocking”. The admission had given rise to suspicion that Protasevich was forced to confess by force.
Laschet speaks of “state terrorism”
In addition to several German politicians, CDU leader and Chancellor Armin Laskett’s candidate also urged a rapid ban against Belarus. “The sanctions that have been decided are the first steps in the right direction,” the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister said after a phone call with Tichanovskaya on Tuesday.
Leschet spoke of “state terrorism”, saying the process was a “one-time violation of international law” and international air traffic.
Great Britain took tough measures
Evening announcement Great britain Started operations on the plane from Belarus. Transport Minister Grant Shaps tweeted, “With immediate effect, Belarusian Airlines will be prevented from entering British airspace unless expressly authorized.”
As well as the prime minister of canada Justin trudo Condemned the actions of the authorities in Belarus. “The behavior of the Belarusian regime is abusive, illegal and completely unacceptable,” Trudeau said. One is investigating further sanctions against the country. A little later, according to Reuters, Belarus announced that the embassy in Canada To close from 1 September.