sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison, sentence commuted to restricted freedom, left Belarus
Date of birth: 25 May 1996
Date of detention: 31 March 2021
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Sentence: 2 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Aliaksei Korshun was sentenced to two and a half years in prison under Art. 130 of the Criminal Code (deliberate actions aimed at inciting other social hostility and discord on the basis of a different social affiliation) for publishing a comment online.
On September 16, 2021, he was pardoned and his sentence was commuted to restricted freedom ("khimiya").
Korshun left Belarus in November fearing imminent imprisonment.