Aliaksandr Kurhanski

first responder, served full term, released

Date of birth: 17 March 1984

Date of detention: 30 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 30 September 2021

Date of release: 17 October 2022

Judge: Aliaksandr Kozel

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

Aliaksandr Kurhanski was detained on September 30, 2021, for online comments after the deaths of IT worker Andrei Zeltser and KGB officer Dzmitry Fedasiuk. He was charged under Art. 130 (incitement of social hatred) and Art. 369 of the Criminal Code (insulting a representative of the authorities).

On June 28, 2022, the KGB put Aliaksandr on the list of persons involved in terrorist activities.

On August 12, 2022, the political prisoner was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony and ordered a fine of 1,600 Belarusian rubles (equivalent to 635 US dollars).

On October 17, 2022, the political prisoner served his sentence in full and was released.


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