BREAKING: Roman Protasevich appears in new video after arrest

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A Belarusian opposition activist who was arrested after the plane he was on was diverted to Minsk in a “state-sponsored hijacking” has appeared in a new video.

Journalist Roman Protasevich’s flight, carrying around 100 passengers travelling from Athens in Greece, was rerouted while in Belarus airspace from its scheduled destination of Vilnius, Lithuania, to the Belarusian capital on the orders of Alexander Lukashenko.

In the video released by Belarusian authorities, Mr Protasevich, who is being held in a jail, says he is in good health and admitted helping to organise mass protests in Minsk last year.

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