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Swedish airlines told to avoid Belarusian airspace after forced landing

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  • Sweden and the EU condemned Belarusian authorities after they force down a plane on Sunday to arrest an opposition journalist on board.
  • Foreign Minister Ann Linde called the step "outrageous" and human rights groups have also taken a stand against the arrest of journalist Roman Protasevich and his partner.
  • "This is a human rights abuse," Amnesty International Sweden spokesperson Ami Hedenborg tells Radio Sweden.