The two incidents were not comparable and you know it. Apparently, the Belorussians planned the ruse all along. Fake a bomb threat forcing the plane in Belarus allowing them to nab their opposition critic whose behaviour would not have raised an eyebrow let alone arrest in Portugal or the EU.
Thus there is a violation of human rights. The US apparently got wrong intelligence that Snowden was fleeing to Bolivia on board the plane. France refused to allow the plane to fly over French airspace forcing it to land in Austria. Snowden was not on board.
Compare the two fugitives. One was arrested by a dictator for criticising. The other broke the law in revealing US secrets to its enemies.
This is what happened according to the BBC,
a source far more respected that Russian propaganda outlet RT.
Western countries have condemned Belarus for diverting a plane flying over its territory to arrest an opposition journalist.
EU leaders are due to discuss their response to what the union's executive called a "hijacking" and the US state department said was "a shocking act".
Belarus scrambled a fighter jet to force the plane - bound for Lithuania - to land, claiming a bomb threat.
See how Sertorio is always on the side of evil governments?