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I in no way mean to detract from the world historical nature of what is happening in Belarus but . . . 

 

Every time I see the name Minsk, I think of "Rochelle Rochelle: A Young Girl's Strange, Erotic Journey from Milan to Minsk." Carry on.

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Woman Punched by Police Officer During Rally in Minsk Region

 

A woman was punched by a police officer during a “March of Heroes” rally outside a shopping mall in Zhodino, a city in Belarus’s Minsk Region, on September 13, according to local reports.

 

This clip from Tut.by shows a woman approaching a police officer while holding a mobile phone in front of her. The officer then punches her and she falls to the ground.

 

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Belarus arrests journalist Roman Pratasevich after diverting Ryanair flight to Minsk

 

A founder of a messaging app channel in Belarus, that has been a key information conduit for opponents of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested Sunday, after a plane he was on made an emergency landing in Belarus.

 

Roman Pratasevich, 26, is a former collaborator of Belarusian opposition channel Nexta. He was arrested, after the Ryanair flight FR4978 from Athens to Vilnius in Lithuania, was diverted.

 

Germany's Secretary of State for the Foreign Office Miguel Berger said "We need an immediate explanation by the Government of Belarus on the diversion of a Ryan Air flight within the EU to Minsk and the alleged detention of a journalist.

 

 

The presidential press service said that Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko personally ordered a MiG-29 fighter jet accompany the Ryanair plane to the Minsk airport. It said a bomb threat was received while the plane was over Belarusian territory; officials later said no explosives were found on board. There was no immediate comment from Ryanair.

 

Last November, the Belarusian security services (KGB) placed Pratasevich on the list of "individuals involved in terrorist activities". He was a cofounder of the Nexta Telegram channel that's played a leading role in the wave of protests in Belarus against the 2020 re-election of President Lukashenko, who has held the position since 1994.

 

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Can't we just start assassinating dictators from these weak-ass countries?  No 20-year occupations, just strategically pick off pieces of ****.

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2 hours ago, PokerPacker said:

Can't we just start assassinating dictators from these weak-ass countries?  No 20-year occupations, just strategically pick off pieces of ****.


All fine and dandy until the Russians start assassinating leaders aligned to the US in response... or our own leaders like they did with JFK. 

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1 hour ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

All fine and dandy until the Russians start assassinating leaders aligned to the US in response... or our own leaders like they did with JFK. 

Is that worse than our current system where young people die by the thousands for the disagreements of the political elite?

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