Editor-in-chief of Nasha Niva Yahor Martsinovich has been in prison since 8 July 2021. He was beaten at detainment. He is accused of 'property damage without evidence of misappropriation'. Human rights organisations recognized him as a political prisoner.
The court hearings of the case against Yahor Martsinovich and his collegue Andrei Skurko started on February 28, 2022. They are being judged for utilities payments made by tariffs for individuals, not for legal entities. Martsinovich and Skurko repaid the alleged damages to the utilities services in full.
On March 15, 2022 Andrei Skurko and Yahor Martsinovich were sentenced to 2.5 years in prison.
Yahor Martinovich's colleagues, friends, his brother and mother tell about what he's taught the editorial staff, why hadn't he become a sports journalist and what he was up to as a child.Here you can read the history of Nasha Niva's persecution and how the publication is operating now.