Lukashenko's Revenge How Far Will the Belarusian Dictator Go in Hunting Down the Opposition?

The hijacking of a passenger plane shows the extremes to which Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is willing to go in his efforts to persecute his opponents abroad. Members of the opposition fear further shocking acts of repression.
Eastern European autocrat Alexander Lukashenko is responsible for one of the most brazen moves made in post Cold War Europe.

Eastern European autocrat Alexander Lukashenko is responsible for one of the most brazen moves made in post Cold War Europe.

Foto: Maxim Guchek / BelTA / AP
DER SPIEGEL 22/2021
SPIEGEL International
The Ryanair jet in Minsk: Officials in Belarus claimed there had been a bomb threat against the aircraft.

The Ryanair jet in Minsk: Officials in Belarus claimed there had been a bomb threat against the aircraft.

Foto: dpa
Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at the Acropolis in Athens

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at the Acropolis in Athens

Foto: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Office
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