Roman Protasevich, the journalist arrested off the diverted Ryan Air flight, is described a personal enemy of Belarusian President Lukashenko.
The 26-year-old Roman Protasevich was the news editor of the enormously successful opposition news channel Nexta during the height of last summer’s mass protests in Belarus. #
The Telegram channel played a major role in organising the protests.
Roman’s former colleagues say they now fear for their lives.