Date of birth: 21 November 1991
Date of detention: 14 May 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3
Dzmitry Hryshchanka is a Belorusneft employee based in Homieĺ. He was detained on May 14, 2021 and placed in a remand prison, later transferred to a pre-trial detention center.
Dzmitry, along with several other company employees, took part in the recording of a video appeal against police violence. In late October 2020, he recorded another video for TUT.BY, calling on his co-workers and the management of Belorusneft not to be silent about the situation and openly state their position. A couple of weeks before his detention, his apartment was searched as part of an investigation into alleged insult (no charges were eventually brought.
Hryshchanka was charged under Article 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).