Roman Protesevich, the journalist arrested off the diverted Ryan Air flight, is described a private enemy of President Lukashenko. How did he turn out to be such a goal for Belarus’ regime?
The 26-year-old was the information editor of the enormously profitable opposition information channel Nexta through the peak of final summer time’s mass protests in Belarus. The Telegram channel performed a serious function in organising the protests.
The BBC’s Europe correspondent Jean Mackenzie has visited Nexta’s headquarters in Poland to talk to Roman’s former colleagues, who say they now concern for his or her lives.
Produced by Kate Vandy
Filmed and edited by Maarten Willems