Ryta Zotava | Rita Zotova*

Ryta Zotava – psychology student of the Homiel State University. Was detained on 28 December 2021 for posting stickers of an anarchist group Pramen, the content of which, according to investigators, was degrading OMON [riot police] officers. Initially she was accused of “inciting social hatred” (article 130 of the Criminal Code), but eventually convicted for “desecration of buildings and damage to property” (art. 341) and “organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them” (art. 342). Ryta was sentenced to two years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

*We are unaware of Rita’s political views.

IK № 4, ul. Antoshkina 3, Gomel, 246035
Zotava Ryta Alehauna
Birthday –
25 January 2002.

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