Indictment in New York Charges Belarusian Government Officials with Aircraft Piracy

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Monday, January 24, 2022
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
2
Abstract: 

On January 20, 2022, a federal grand jury in the United States District Court in Manhattan  charged four senior Belarusian officials with conspiracy to commit aircraft piracy for diverting Ryanair Flight 4978 in order to arrest a dissident Belarusian journalist.[1]



[1]    United States v. Leonid Mikalaevich Churo et al, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 22 Crim 38 Jan. 20, 2022 chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html?pdfurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.justice.gov%2Fopa%2Fpress-release%2Ffile%2F1464061%2Fdownload&clen=3....