Roman Protasevic, the journalist arrested from the diverted Ryan Air flight, has been described as a personal enemy of President Lukashenko. How did he become a target for the Belarusian regime?
The 26-year-old was the news editor of the hugely successful opposition news channel Nexta during the height of the mass protests last summer in Belarus. Telegram has played a major role in organizing the protests.
BBC Europe correspondent Jan MacKenzie visited Nexa headquarters in Poland to speak to Roman’s former colleagues, who say they now fear for their lives.
Produced by Kate Vandy
Filmed and edited by Martin Williams