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Journalists Detained in BelTA Case

07.08.2018 Source: svaboda.org

On the morning of 7 August, the Investigative Committee came with search warrants to the offices of Tut.by portal and news agency BelaPAN, as well as to the apartments of some journalists of these media. We currently know about the arrests of seven journalists.

 

Investigative Committee launched a criminal case for unauthorized access to computer information under Article 349 Part 2 of the Criminal Code "Unauthorized access to computer information".

The basis for initiating a criminal case was a report by BelTA unitary enterprise about glitches when accessing a paid subscription to the services provided by BelTA to one of its customers.

Maryna Zolatava

Editor in chief of the Tut.by portal.  According to the Investigative Committee, she is detained on suspicion of violating Article 349 Part 2 of the Criminal Code "Unauthorized access to computer information".

Hanna Kaltyhina

Copy editor of Tut.by. Detained on suspicion of violating Article 349 Part 2 of the Criminal Code "Unauthorized access to computer information".

Hanna Yermachonak

Editor of Science Pop section at Tut.by. Arrested, but her status is unknown.

Ulyana Babayed

Head of "Society" section at Tut.by. According to her husband, she has been arrested, the police searched her home and seized all the computer equipment.

Halina Ulasik

Editor of Tut.by. Her daughter was informed by the Investigative Committee that Halina had been detained under article 349 of the Criminal Code for three days.

Tatsiana Karavenkova

BelaPAN reporter, international issues. Detained on suspicion of violating Article 349 Part 2 of the Criminal Code "Unauthorized access to computer information".

Dzmitry Bobryk

Editor of Finances section at Tut.by. Arrested, but his status is unknown.

 

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