Belarus: Roman Protasevich appears in new video after arrest following 'state-sponsored hijacking'

A Belarusian opposition activist who was arrested after the plane he was on was diverted to Minsk in a "state-sponsored hijacking" has appeared in a new video.

Journalist Roman Protasevich's flight, carrying around 100 passengers travelling from Athens in Greece, was rerouted while in Belarus airspace from its scheduled destination of Vilnius, Lithuania, to the Belarusian capital on the orders of Alexander Lukashenko.

According to the video released by Belarusian authorities, Protasevich, who is being held in a jail, has confessed to being behind civil disturbances.