A new video of the interrogation of Raman Pratasevich, the founder of the opposition Telegram channel Nexta, was presented to the public in Belarus. Footage of Pratasevich's testimony was published by the Belarusian ONT TV channel in Telegram.
"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.
On May 23, the founder of the largest opposition telegram channel of Belarus NEXTA, journalist Raman Pratasevich, was detained in Minsk. The plane with Raman Pratasevich 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 Raman Pratasevich, 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.