UK condemns TV interview with detained Belarus journalist

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister Dominic Raab on Friday condemned an interview given by detained journalist Roman Protasevich on Belarusian state television on Thursday, saying it was "clearly under duress".

"Mr Protasevich's disturbing interview last night was clearly under duress & in detention," Raab said on twitter.

"The persecution of those defending human rights and media freedom in Belarus must stop. Those involved in the filming, coercion and direction of the interview must be held accountable."

(Reporting by William James and Sarah Young; editing by Michael Holden)