Date of birth: 1 May 1983
Date of detention: 8 August 2022
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code — Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Aleh Kharoshka
Statement on the status of a political prisoner
Yuryi Trapachou was accused of 'creating an extremist formation' (Part 1 of Art. 361-1), slandering Lukashenka (Part 2 of Art. 367), 'inciting other social enmity' (Part 1 of Art. 130), and 'organizing and preparing actions that grossly violated public order' (Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code). So far it is known that the accused Trapachou worked as an assistant driver at the locomotive depot in Homel. He is 41 years old.
The trial began on November 2, with Aleh Kharoshka as the judge.
The verdict was passed on November 9, 2022, in the Homel Regional Court, behind closed doors. The court ruled to impose a sentence of four (4) years of imprisonment in an enhanced-security penal colony.