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A 'hijacking' in Belarus, a dissident arrested

A 'hijacking' in Belarus, a dissident arrested

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Length: 0:21:18
Uploaded: 26 May, 2021

Recording Date: 25 May, 2021
Recording Location: Toronto
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Language: English
Topical for: 2 Weeks
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Program Title: A 'hijacking' in Belarus, a dissident arrested
Description: The CEO of Ryanair called it a “state-sponsored hijacking.” A commercial flight en route from Greece to Lithuania was forced to make an emergency landing in Belarus on Sunday, under the pretense of a bomb threat. But then, a dissident journalist on board was arrested.

Today, CBC Moscow correspondent Chris Brown breaks down the shocking interception of a commercial flight, and what it says about Belarus’s strongman president and his escalating crackdown following last summer’s election that Canada called "fraudulent."

Host(s): Jaime Poisson
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Type: News Reports

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