blogger, sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison
Date of birth: 21 March
Date of detention: 21 July 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Participation in riots
Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal code - Training or other preparation of persons for participation in mass riots, or financing of this activity
Sentence: 4 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Siarhei Yepikhau
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Siarhei Korshun is a blogger working with a Telegram channel called “Armiya S Narodom” (“Army Together With the People”).
He was arrested on July 21, 2020, and in early August charged under Part 1 and 2, Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (preparing for and participating in group actions that gravely breach public order). The charges were said to be linked to the May 29 election picket in Hrodna, which resulted in what is now known as "Tsikhanouski case".
Later, the charges were attributed to the activist's role in running the Telegram channel “Army Together With the People”.
On May 7, 2021, Judge Siarhei Yepikhau of the Minsk Regional Court found the activist guilty of preparing to take part in mass riots and of preparing riots and sentenced him to four and a half years in a medium-security penal colony.