Maryna Zolatava

TUT.BY editor-in-chief

Date of birth: 6 November 1977

Date of detention: 18 May 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 361 of the Criminal Code — Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

Godparent: Alois Rainer, member of the German Bundestag

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Maryna Zolatava is editor-in-chief of TUT.BY.

In 2019, Zolatava was sentenced to a heavy fine in a criminal case under Art. 425 of the Criminal Code (inaction of an official) in connection with alleged unauthorized access to information of the government-owned news agency BelTA. Human rights activists believe that the criminal case was politically motivated.

Maryna was detained on May 18, 2021, in the framework of a criminal case initiated against TUT.BY for tax evasion on an especially large scale (Part 2 of Article 243 of the Criminal Code).

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 1. 220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2

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