Belarus set up fake accounts to inflame migrants: Facebook’s Meta

Meta report says the Belarusian KGB set up dozens of fake accounts to stir up migrant crisis on the border with Poland. Facebook’s parent company Meta has linked the Belarusian KGB to the setting up of dozens of fake social media accounts of people posing as journalists and activists to stir up a migrant crisis on theContinue reading “Belarus set up fake accounts to inflame migrants: Facebook’s Meta”

Man killed by Belarus security forces worked for U.S.-based EPAM -firm

A man shot dead by Belarusian security forces in a raid on an apartment block was an employee of EPAM Systems, a U.S.- based software firm, the company said on Thursday. Belarusian authorities reported that KGB officers shot dead a 31-year-old man and arrested his wife on Tuesday after he resisted law enforcement officers. TheyContinue reading “Man killed by Belarus security forces worked for U.S.-based EPAM -firm”

Russia was behind Litvinenko assassination, European court finds

European court says Lugovoy and Kovtun carried out 2006 killing Court endorses British inquiry findings “No serious attempt” by Moscow to refute British findings Both men, and Russia, have always denied any involvement Court awards Litvinenko’s widow 100,000 euros in damages The European Court of Human Rights found on Tuesday that Russia was responsible forContinue reading “Russia was behind Litvinenko assassination, European court finds”

Hackers Release Data Trove From Belarus in Bid to Overthrow Lukashenko Regime

Pilfered data includes lists of alleged police informants and information on government spies. Opponents of the Belarus government said they have pulled off an audacious hack that has compromised dozens of police and interior ministry databases as part of a broad effort to overthrow President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime. The Belarusian Cyber Partisans, as the hackers call themselves,Continue reading “Hackers Release Data Trove From Belarus in Bid to Overthrow Lukashenko Regime”

An American lawyer went on a lunch date in Moscow. Now he’s languishing in a jail cell in Belarus.

When Youras Ziankovich, a lawyer with American citizenship, returned to his Moscow hotel after a lunch date with a friend in April, he found four men waiting for him in the street. Ziankovich’s wife, Alena Dzenisavets, says that according to the manager of the Nordic Rooms hotel, the men — all in plain clothes —Continue reading “An American lawyer went on a lunch date in Moscow. Now he’s languishing in a jail cell in Belarus.”

Ex-Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, now a Mainer, marched on the Capitol on Jan. 6

The former Californian, who’s been called ‘Putin’s favorite congressman,’ confirmed he was at the march to protest the ‘stolen election’ but said he urged fellow protesters not to storm the Capitol. Dana Rohrabacher, the former California representative who earned the moniker “Putin’s favorite congressman” for his coziness with Russian President Vladimir Putin and moved toContinue reading “Ex-Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, now a Mainer, marched on the Capitol on Jan. 6”

‘Bomb Threat’ That Justified Belarus Hijacking Came 24 Minutes After

An exclusively obtained record shows that the Ryanair ‘Hamas bomb’ email—which the Belarus president said prompted the jet landing—was sent after the crew was told of a ‘threat.’ The Daily Beast, in collaboration with the Dossier Center, has exclusively obtained the original bomb threat email Alexander Lukashenko now claims was sent by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, allegedlyContinue reading “‘Bomb Threat’ That Justified Belarus Hijacking Came 24 Minutes After”

Lithuania launches terrorism investigation into the plane diversion

Lithuanian prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into the forced landing of a Ryanair flight to Vilnius in Minsk, the General Prosecutors office said in a statement on Sunday. The charges under investigation include hijacking of a plane for terrorism purposes and treatment of humans in violation of international treaties, it said in the statement. LithuanianContinue reading “Lithuania launches terrorism investigation into the plane diversion”

RYANAIR BOSS CALLS DIVERSION INCIDENT ‘STATE SPONSORED PIRACY’ AS LATVIA BANS BELARUS OVERFLIGHTS

The boss of Ryanair has called the forced landing of a jet in Minsk to detain a dissident journalist “state-sponsored hijacking”. Ryanair flight 4978 was flying from Athens to Vilnius, Lithuania, when it was forced to divert to Minsk because air-traffic controllers in Belarus told the pilots of a “potential security threat on board”. There were more than 120 passengers onboard the Boeing 737Continue reading “RYANAIR BOSS CALLS DIVERSION INCIDENT ‘STATE SPONSORED PIRACY’ AS LATVIA BANS BELARUS OVERFLIGHTS”

Belarus accused of ‘hijacking’ Ryanair flight diverted to arrest blogger

Roman Protasevich is wanted for organising last year’s protests against Alexander Lukashenko Belarus has been accused of hijacking a European jetliner and engaging in an act of state terrorism when it forced a Ryanair flight to perform an emergency landing in Minsk after a bomb threat and arrested an opposition blogger critical of authoritarian presidentContinue reading “Belarus accused of ‘hijacking’ Ryanair flight diverted to arrest blogger”

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