program director of Press Club Belarus
Date of birth: 24 August 1977
Date of detention: 22 December 2020
Art. 243 of the Criminal Code - Evasion of taxes and fees
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Ala Sharko is program director at Press Club Belarus.
On December 22, Sharko's apartment was searched by financial police. The officers confiscated her and her husband's laptops, smartphones and bank cards. The lawyer, however, was not allowed into the apartment. Sharko was then taken to the Financial Investigation Department for questioning.
Sharko was remanded in the temporary detention facility in Akrestsin Street, and then transferred to pre-trial prison No. 1, where she is still being held.
On December 31, it became known that Ala Sharko was charged under Part 2 of Article 243 of the Criminal Code - Evasion of taxes and fees on an especially large scale.