Yahor Zakharchuk



Date of birth: 8 December 1992

Date of detention: 9 May 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: unknown

Judge: Mikhail Makarevich

Yahor Zakharchuk was arrested for participating in peaceful protests in 2020. He faces charges under Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code ('Organization and preparation of actions grossly disrupting public order or active participation in them'). Besides, he is charged under Article 368 ('Contempt of the president of Belarus') and Article 369 ('Contempt of a public official') of the Criminal Code.

It is known that his trial took place on August 16, 2023. The sentence is unknown.

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