Aksana Kaspiarovich

music teacher, served full term, released

Date of birth: 25 February 1976

Date of detention: 30 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 1 year and 2 months

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 30 September 2021

Date of release: 9 July 2022

Judge: Aliaksandr Kozel

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Aksana Kaspiarovich is a teacher at a music school in Lida.

She was detained on September 30, 2021 for online comments after the deaths of IT worker Andrei Zeltser and KGB officer Dzmitry Fedasiuk. She was charged under Art. 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement of social hatred).

On June 14, 2022, the KGB included Aksana on the list of "persons involved in terrorist activities".

On June 29, 2022, a Hrodna Regional Court Judge Aliaksandr Kozel found the woman guilty and sentenced her to 14 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

Aksana served her sentence in full and was released from Prison No. 1 on July 9, 2022.

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