Aliaksandr Trotski

sentenced to 10 years in prison


Date of birth: 5 August 1975

Date of detention: 12 August 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 362 of the Criminal Code — Attempted murder of a police officer

Sentence: 10 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Siarhei Khrypach

Prosecutor: Anton Tsiumentsau

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Godparent: Kassem Taher Saleh, member of the German Bundestag

Aliaksandr Trotski is a resident of Minsk convicted of attempted murder of a police officer (Article 14, Article 362 of the Criminal Code).

According to the indictment, he hit a traffic police officer in his car on August 12. That evening, Trotski's car was stopped by armed men in central Minsk. When he refused to get out of the car, they broke the windows, took him out and beat him severely.

He then spent three weeks in hospital with a brain injury, escorted and handcuffed. Trotski was eventually transferred to pre-trial prison No. 1 and charged with violence against a police officer (Article 364 of the Criminal Code). However, before submitting the case to the prosecutor's office, the investigators reclassified the accusation to a more serious one - attempted murder of a police officer (Article 14, Article 362 of the Criminal Code). In addition, on January 22, the Centraĺny District Court sentenced Aliaksandr Trotski to 15 days in prison for disobeying a riot police officer on August 12.

The criminal case against Trotski was considered by the Minsk City Court. According to the indictment, he ran into traffic police officer Yurau, who landed on the hood of his car, as a result of which he received minor injuries. According to Trotski, his car was stopped for no reason by people in dark clothes and balaclavas, and when he, fearing for his life, refused to get out of the car, the traffic police officer took out a weapon and aimed it at his head.

On March 5, 2021, Judge Siarhei Khrypach found Aliaksandr Trotski guilty under Art. 14, Art. 362 of the Criminal Code and sentenced him to 10 years in a medium-security penal colony.

On June 15, the Supreme Court upheld the sentence.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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