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.California, USA
Erin Brockovich is a beauty pageant winner turned environmental activist. (Photo Credit: AFP)

A Julia Roberts-starrer movie based on Erin Brockovich's life was released in 2000. 

The incident triggered protests in Belarus. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Stepan Latypov is 41 years old
  • He was reportedly under pressure since his detention
  • Latypov was rushed to the hospital after the incident

.Minsk, Belarus
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is facing the heat. (Crédit photo : AP/PTI)

  • The council "requested the ICAO Secretariat to prepare an interim report
  • The ICAO, of which Belarus is a member, has no power to order sanctions
  • Russia's support for Minsk means the UN Security Council is unlikely to agree on a collective statement

.Minsk, Belarus
File photo of Roman Protasevich, a 26-year-old opposition blogger, who was on the plane. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Roman Protasevich was detained by Belarus authorities last week
  • Hundreds have been locked up in Belarus after protests in last year
  • Alexander Lukashenko has been in power in Belarus since 1994

.Minsk, Belarus
Roman Protasevich is a 26-year-old opposition blogger and independent journalist, who was arrested at Minsk airport. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Roman Protasevich was arrested at Minsk airport, and is a blogger and independent journalist
  • A video of him "confessing" to charges of planning demonstartions was released
  • His father says that his son appeared "very nervous" and that he was "physically harmed"

.Minsk, Belarus
(Photo Credit: Twitter/@franakviacorka)

  • Roman Protasevich is 26 years old
  • He was taken into custody in Minsk, Belarus
  • Multiple charges were slammed by Belarus authorities on Protasevich

.Minsk, Belarus
EU has called for immediate release of the Belarusian blogger.(Representative image/Pixabay)

  • The decision to ban the airlines was announced on Monday during an EU summit in Brussels
  • The leaders of the 27-nation bloc also called for the "immediate release" of journalist Roman Protasevich
  • The move came as Belarusian state television broadcast a 30-second video of Protasevich

.Minsk, Belarus
File photo of Roman Protasevich, a 26-year-old opposition blogger, who was arrested. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Earlier, the Belarus Interior Ministry said Protasevich was being held in Minsk
  • The passenger flight from Athens to Vilnius was diverted while in Belarusian airspace on Sunday
  • Protesters demanded the resignation of strongman Alexander Lukashenko

.Minsk, Belarus
File photo of Roman Protasevich, a 26-year-old opposition blogger, who was on the plane. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Belarusian state television reported that Roman Protasevich had been detained in Minsk
  • The EU will discuss possible sanctions over the major diplomatic incident
  • The Telegram channel of Lukashenko's press service said the president had given the order to divert the flight

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a renowned civil rights activist. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@NBA)

  • The award will recognise social justice efforts of players
  • This includes criteria like work in equality, inclusion and diversity
  • The winner will be able to select an organisation to donate a sum of $100,000