truck driver, sentenced to 12 years imprisonment
Date of birth: 13 August 1979
Date of detention: 18 May 2022
Art. 356 of the Criminal Code — High treason
Sentence: 12 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Mikalai Rachynski
Prison: Prison No. 1
Valeryi Trotski is a truck driver. He was arrested in Lida, Hrodna region, on May 18, 2022.
At first, he was taken into custody under Article 361 of the Criminal Code ('Calls for restrictive measures and other actions aiming to harm the national security of Belarus').
On December 19, 2022, the Hrodna Regional Court tried him behind closed doors under Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code ('Treason').
According to the available information, Judge Mikalai Rachynski sentenced Valeryi Trotski to 12 years imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.