Detained: 18 May 2021
Charges: Art. 243 of the Criminal Code - Evasion of taxes and fees
Status: Pre-trial, arrested
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).