former employee of BMZ, released
Date of birth: 29 May 1981
Date of detention: 22 September 2021
Art. 356 of the Criminal Code — High treason
Sviatlana Zyl is a former empoyee of Belarusian Steel Works (BMZ).
Zyl was detained on September 22, 2021 after interrogation. The woman was held as part of a criminal investigation into "high treason" (Article 356 of the Criminal Code) involving several employees of Belarusian factories who supported local strikes and were part of the Rabochy Rukh labor rights group. This initiative was labeled as "extremist" on September 21.
On November 12, Zyl was released under a written undertaking not to leave, a personal guarantee and bail.