Date of birth: 7 August 1987
Date of detention: 24 March 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. 7
Ihar Laptanovich is a construciton worker and activist based in Pružany. He is a defendant in the "dancing protest case", which was opened after the events of September 13, 2020.
Ihar was initially at large as a suspect in this case (under Article 342 of the Criminal Code, "active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order"). On March 24, 2021, he was remanded in custody in pre-trial detention center No. 7.
Laptanovich's wife is also a defendant in the case. She is under a written undertaking not to leave the country. The family has three children.