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Latvia strips legal immunity from MP accused of spying for Russia

Yahoo Daily News 10 Jun 2021
Read full article. Andrius Sytas. 10 June 2021, 12.24 pm·1-min read ... Latvia's General Prosecutor's office declined to comment. (Reporting by Andrius Sytas in Vilnius and Janis Laizans in Riga; Editing by Nick Macfie). TRENDING ... Construction Of Swimming Pool At District Collector's Residence Comes To Light Amid Tiff Between IAS Officers.
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Belarus: Passengers queue to get refunded as national carrier cancels flights

Ruptly 27 May 2021
Passengers were seen queuing for hours outside the airline’s office in Minsk hoping to refund their tickets or find an alternative route. “I need to get to Vilnius ... The Vilnius [flight] was cancelled, I took [a ticket] to Riga. I thought I might get to Vilnius through Riga, the Riga [flight] was cancelled too.
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Belarusians who fled crackdown fearful after diverted flight

Citrus County Chronicle 27 May 2021
Lawyer Siarhej Zikratski stands at an an office in ...
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Belarusian Opposition Leader: The West Must Do More

The Atlantic 26 May 2021
“Since December, we haven’t had any sanctions; we haven’t had any high-profile meetings,” the Belarusian opposition leader and self-styled leader of democratic Belarus told me from her office in Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, where the Ryanair flight carrying the Belarusian opposition journalist Roman Protasevich was headed.
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Belarus' isolation grows after journalist's dramatic arrest

Victoria Advocate 26 May 2021
The France-based media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders filed a complaint with the prosecutor general’s office in Vilnius against Lukashenko “and any other persons the investigation would identify as liable for instigating or committing the crime.“ It noted that under ...
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Belarus’ isolation grows after plane diverted to arrest journalist

The Los Angeles Times 26 May 2021
The France-based media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders filed a complaint with the prosecutor general’s office in Vilnius against Lukashenko “and any other persons the investigation would identify as liable for instigating or committing the crime.“ It noted that under ...
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Poland Seeks Access to Black Boxes of Grounded Ryanair Flight as Part of Criminal Probe

Urdu Point 25 May 2021
The intention came as the Polish public prosecutor general's office ordered a criminal probe into the diversion of the plane, which is owned by the Polish branch of the Irish low-cost airliner Ryanair, to Minsk ... I hope that in the coming days our prosecutors will be able to have direct contact with the evidence and the crew, which is in Vilnius.
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Roman Protasevich: From teen activist to regime's most wanted

RTE 25 May 2021
During the interrogation, he said, officers from Belarus's KGB security service, were demanding his passwords to the online groups ... The 26-year-old's girlfriend, Sofia Sapega, who was detained with him, is a law student at the European Humanities University (EHU) in Vilnius.
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Belarus’ isolation grows after journalist’s dramatic arrest

New York Post 25 May 2021
The France-based media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders filed a complaint with the prosecutor general’s office in Vilnius against Lukashenko “and any other persons the investigation would identify as liable for instigating or committing the crime.“ It noted that under ...
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Interactio, a remote interpretation platform, grabs $30M after seeing 12x growth during COVID-19

Crunch 25 May 2021
The Series A funding is led by Eight Roads Ventures and Silicon Valley-based Storm Ventures, along with participation from Practica Capital, Notion Capital, as well as notable angels such as Jaan Tallinn, the co-founder of Skype, and Young Sohn, ex-chief strategy officer of Samsung.
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Germany: Foreign Office summons Belarusian ambassador over plane diversion

Ruptly 24 May 2021
German government summoned the Belarusian ambassador to its Foreign Office after Minsk diverted a Vilnius-bound Ryanair flight which was carrying a prominent opposition activist and journalist on Sunday ... the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.
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Belarus ‘Hijacked’ a Passenger Plane to Arrest a 26-Year-Old Journalist

Vice 24 May 2021
Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus with an iron fist for nearly three decades, dispatched a fighter jet on Sunday to force a Ryanair flight approaching Vilnius to land in Minsk, according to a Telegram channel linked to Lukashenko’s office ... Supporters of Roman Protasevich at Vilnius airport yesterday.
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Lithuania launches terrorism investigation into the plane diversion

The Star 24 May 2021
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuanian prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into the forced landing of a Ryanair flight to Vilnius in Minsk, the General Prosecutors office said in a statement on Sunday. Read full story ... .
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Poland to Open Investigation into Belarus Hijacking of Ryanair Flight

Balkan Insight 24 May 2021
Poland is set to open an investigation into the forced landing of a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius, which the Belarusian regime orchestrated in order to arrest an opposition journalist. Police officers detain journalist Roman Protasevich attempting to cover a rally in Minsk, Belarus, 26 March 2017.
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Lithuania launches investigation into diversion of airliner

Marietta Daily Journal 24 May 2021
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