moderator of social media accounts
Date of detention: 4 Jun 2020
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. 1
Dmitry Popov is the moderator of several social media accounts linked to Siarhei Tsikhanouski's YouTube channel "A Country For Living". He was probably arrested on June 4. Prior to that, he posted a video saying that the police wanted to arrest him in a criminal case. A few days later, it became known that he had been sentenced to 15 days in jail and taken to the Minsk detention center.
From there he was transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1, where he is still being held.
On July 10, Dmitry Popov was charged under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal code of the Republic of Belarus (preparation for or active participation in group actions which grossly breach public order).