Date of birth: 6 November 1977
Date of detention: 18 May 2021
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
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).