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Plane diverted to arrest opponent in exile: Belarusian officials charged in New York


Four Belarusian officials have been indicted in New York, accused of “conspiracy to perpetrate an act of piracy to divert Ryanair flight 4978”.

US justice announced Thursday the indictment of Belarusian government officials accused of having diverted a Ryanair plane in 2021 to arrest an opposition journalist who was on board.

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According to a statement from the Manhattan federal prosecutor, four Belarusian officials are charged with

"conspiracy to commit an act of piracy to divert Ryanair flight 4978".

The diversion of the plane had triggered an international outcry and led the European Union to impose sanctions on Belarus.

Source: lefigaro

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