Date of birth: 23 August 1988
Date of detention: 11 November 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 361 of the Criminal Code - Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Mikalai Dziadok is a blogger and activist of an anarchist movement. He was detained on November 12 by officers of GUBAZIK and the Interior Ministry. He was severely beaten and reportedly tortured during and after arrest. Mikalai was taken to the detention center in Akrescin Street and later transferred to the pre-trial detention center in Valadarski Street.
Dziadok was charged under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).
On March 31, 2021, the Investigative Committee's press service said that Dziadok was facing new charges under Part 3 of Article 361 (calls for actions aimed at harming the national security of the Republic of Belarus) and Part 1 of Article 295-3 (Illegal actions in relation to combustible items) of the Criminal Code.