Date of birth: 25 April 1989
Date of detention: 12 January 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Iryna Zlobina was detained on January 12 together with journalist and media manager Andrei Aliaksandrau. She was held on suspicion of committing an offense under Part 2 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code (training or other preparation of persons to participate in group actions which gravely violate public order, as well as financing and other support for such activities).
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Henadz Kazakevich said that Aliaksandrau and Zlobina had been detained “on suspicion of financing protest activities”. According to the official, since August 2020, Aliaksandrau and Zlobina had been financing persons who took part in the protests in Minsk, including by paying fines and reimbursing the costs of imprisonment in the detention facilities of Minsk.”