Kristen Eichensehr

United States Sanctions Belarus for Diversion of Ryanair Flight and Ongoing Repression

PUBLISHER
American Journal of International Law
DATE
2021-10-15
 

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Abstract

On May 23, 2021, Belarusian authorities forced a Ryanair flight from Athens, Greece to Vilnius, Lithuania to land in Minsk in response to a false bomb threat and then arrested Roman Protasevich, an exiled journalist onboard the flight. The United States joined much of the international community in condemning the flight's diversion and imposing additional sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's regime, adding to those levied throughout the last year due to Lukashenko's repression of opposition figures and others who have protested the results of the August 2020 Belarusian election.

Citation

Kristen Eichensehr, United States Sanctions Belarus for Diversion of Ryanair Flight and Ongoing Repression, 115 American Journal of International Law 722-728 (2021).
 

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