Belarus authorities release second confessional video

The authorities in Belarus have released a second confessional video showing the girlfriend of opposition journalist Roman Protasevich.

Sofia Sapega was detained along with her partner on Sunday when their Ryanair flight was forced by Belarus to land in Minsk.

In the video, posted on a a pro-government channel on the Telegram messaging app, Sapega rolls her eyes and appears to be speaking from a script.

She admits she was the editor of a social media channel which disclosed the personal information of Belarusian law enforcement personnel.

This latest confessional video comes as airlines were forced on Tuesday to re-route flights to avoid Belarus's airspace.

Belarusian planes are also facing a possible ban from Europe, as international outrage increases over Protasevich's arrest.

Western nations have accused Belarus of state piracy for forcing the passenger plane, en route to Lithuania from Greece, to land in Minsk.

The EU agreed on Monday to widen the list of Belarusian individuals they already sanction.

The U.S. is considering similar measures of its own.

But Belarus has stuck to its story, saying it was responding to a bomb scare that later proved to be a false alarm.

According to local media, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko had personally deployed the warplane to escort the Ryanair jet.

On Monday, Belarusian authorities released a video of Protasevich confessing to having organized anti-government demonstrations.

Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said the footage showed Protasevich had been tortured.

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