Twitter has blocked the new account of the former editor-in-chief of Nexta Roman Protasevich, which he created a few days ago. In a network message it saysthat his account has been suspended due to violations of Twitter rules.
According to Protasevich’s lawyer Inessa Olenskaya, it is currently unknown what the company’s decision was based on.
As Olenskaya noted, the blocking of the account came as a surprise to Protasevich, he himself only found out about it this morning.
On July 7, Protasevich announced that he was leading a new page on Twitter “unattended.” He said that he had to create a new account due to the fact that his previous page was blocked in connection with “suspicious actions.”
At the moment, Protasevich is under house arrest.
As a reminder, on May 23, a Ryanair plane en route from Athens to Vilnius landed at the Minsk airport after receiving a message about mining. On the instructions of Alexander Lukashenko, a fighter was raised to accompany the passenger plane. Lukashenka personally gave the command to land the plane.
Aboard was founder of the opposition Telegram channel Nexta Roman Protasevich. He was detained. In Belarus, Protasevich and another creator of Nexta, Stepan Putilo, are included in the list of terrorists. A criminal case was also opened against Protasevich for organizing mass riots.
The Ministry of Transport of Belarus said that the message about the mining of the Ryanair plane came on behalf of the Palestinian group Hamas. The agency claimed that the text of the threat, due to which the plane was landed in Minsk, looked like this: “We, the Hamas soldiers, demand that Israel cease fire in the Gaza Strip. We demand that the European Union renounce its support for Israel in this war. It is known that the participants of the Delfi Economic Forum are returning home on flight 4978. A bomb is planted in this plane. If you do not fulfill our demands, the bomb will explode on May 23 over Vilnius. ” The next day, Hamas denied any involvement in the “mining” of the plane.