Belarus opposition leader says no doubt Protasevich tortured

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya poses for a picture in Helsinki, Finland March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Essi Lehto

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Tuesday there was no doubt dissident journalist Roman Protasevich had been tortured, as she called for tougher sanctions against Belarus.

In a video posted online on Monday, Protasevich, detained when a Ryanair plane was forced to land in Minsk, says he is in good health. The comments were immediately dismissed by his allies as having been made under duress.

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