Danila Hancharou

lighting designer

Date of birth: 27 September 1991

Date of detention: 15 March 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Dzmitry Karsiuk

Prosecutor: Tsimafei Nichyparuk

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Godparent: Daria Gosek-Popiołek, Member of the Polish Sejm

Danila Hancharou is a lighting designer earlier employed at the New Drama Theater. He was recently fired for joining a strike.

Policemen searched Danila's apartment on March 15 and detained him for staging a one-person picket. He was then sentenced to 15 days in prison and expected to be released on March 30, but on March 26, Hancharou was brought from Žodzina to Minsk for interrogation. He was first sent to the detention center in Akrestsin Street, then transferred to the pre-trial detention center in Valadarski Street.

Hancharou is charged under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code, "organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order."

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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