In a video posted online on Monday (24 May), 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.
"I think many have already watched the video with imprisoned Roman. He said that he is being treated lawfully but he is clearly beaten and under pressure. There is no doubt that he may be tortured," Tsikhanouskaya said.