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Why Pulling a Journalist From a Flight Opens a ‘Pandora's Box of Bad Behavior'

NBC producer Matthew Bodner says stopping a flight to arrest someone for their speech could have a chilling effect. Authorities in Belarus, a European country bordering Russia and Ukraine, grounded a flight and removed 2 passengers: dissident journalist Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega. Protasevich was known for criticizing Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, who took power after a contested election.