Date of birth: 27 September 1991
Date of detention: 15 March 2021
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
Prison: Prison No. 4
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."