Detained opposition blogger, Roman Protasevich has been paraded at a news conference in Minsk, Belarus.

Authorities in the country carried out he act based on their version of the Ryanair plane diversion of 23 May, BBC reports.

According to a BBC reporter who was initially at the media briefing, it was discovered that Mr Protasevich, 26, was clearly appearing under duress.

Belarus denied that there was a forced landing after an alleged bomb threat forced a plane to land in Minsk, where passengers, Mr Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega were arrested.

Meanwhile, there were claims that Mr Protasevich, who is being held at a KGB prison in Belarus’ capital, was feeling fine and had not been beaten. He also revealed that he had caused damage to Belarus and now wanted to rectify the situation.

Interestingly, he has been put on a Belarus terrorism list he said he feared a possible death penalty, before his arrest.

On the verdict, if found guilty of inciting unrest, he would anyway face a long prison sentence

At the briefing on Monday the head of state investigations, Dmitry Gora, said Ms Sapega – who is Russian – had been charged with inciting social discord and enmity. She is also in the KGB jail in Minsk.