24 May 2021

How plane ‘hijack’ is latest in Belarus’ brutal war against media freedom

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The parents of Roman Protasevich have told Channel 4 News they consider their son to be a true freedom fighter.

They say they know nothing of his condition or where he’s being held, but hope his arrest highlights the oppression faced by Belarusians.

After seeing off huge street protests last year, President Lukashenko is now stepping up efforts to wipe out opposition media, both inside Belarus and abroad.