New fragment of Pratasevich's interrogation published in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The journalist says that the situation he found himself in was due to the fact that he was framed
13:05, 2 June 2021

Roman Protasevich
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A new video of the interrogation of Roman Pratasevich, the founder of the opposition Telegram channel Nexta, was presented to the public in Belarus. Footage of Protasevich's testimony was published by the Belarusian ONT TV channel in Telegram.

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"I am sure I was just set up. Because I did not say it anywhere, and as soon as I said it, I ended up in Minsk. That is right away," Pratasevich said in a 13-second video.

What exactly is in the statement is not reported. The full version of the investigation, which will include footage of the journalist's interrogation, is promised to be aired on the evening of June 2.

Related: Pratasevich's girlfriend arrested for two months

On May 23, the founder of the largest opposition telegram channel of Belarus NEXTA, journalist Roman Pratasevich, was detained in Minsk. The plane with Roman Protasevich on board flew from Athens to Vilnius. Suddenly, the plane gave a distress signal, changed course, and made an emergency landing at the Minsk National Airport. The emergency landing was caused by a mining signal.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko claimed that Roman Protasevich, the founder of the NEXTA Telegram channel detained in Minsk, allegedly took part in the war in Donbas.

In Belarus, the journalist was served charges. He was put on the international wanted and list and he was included on the list of people involved in the terrorist activity. Earlier, the Belarusian activities filed the request to Poland on his extradition.

Related: Landing of plane with Pratasevich in Minsk agreed with Ryanair management

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