In November 2018, authorities conducted a series of searches at the homes of Jehovah's Witnesses in Spassk-Dalny, Primorye Territory. Dmytro Malevaniy was detained. After several years of investigation and trial, the court sentenced him to 7 years in prison only because of his faith.
Dmitry was born in 1990 in Spassk-Dalny, where he has lived all his life. By education, he is a specialist in the field of applied informatics in economics, and all the time, from studying at a university and up to criminal prosecution, he worked in one place - he taught programming in college.
As a teenager, Dmitry was convinced that the Bible gives clear and logical answers to questions, and life according to high biblical standards makes people better and happier. This prompted him to embark on the Christian path. Dmitry is married to his peer Ulyana, a graduate of an art school.
Friends and family do not understand why this peaceful man was thrown behind bars just because of his beliefs. Dmitry's colleagues, who do not share his religious views, support him and urge him not to give up in this difficult situation.