House arrest for Belarusian dissident seized in Ryanair jet drama – BBC News

A Belarusian dissident who was taken off a Ryanair jet that was forced to land in Minsk has been transferred to house arrest, the authorities have confirmed.

Roman Protasevich was taken into custody on suspicion of inciting unrest after his dramatic capture on 23 May.

His girlfriend, Russian citizen Sofia Sapega, was arrested with him and has also been moved to house arrest, Belarus’s investigative committee said.

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