former BNTU student, sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison
Date of birth: 23 September 2001
Date of detention: 12 November 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Sentence: 2 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Maryna Fiodarava
Prosecutor: Anastasiya Maliko, Raman Chabatarou
Prison: Penal colony No. 4
Anastasiya Bulybenka is a former BNTU student who was expelled during the autumn protests in Belarus. The girl was detained on November 12 as part of a criminal case under Art. 342, Part 1 of the Criminal Code (organization or participation in group actions that gravely violate public order). Her house was searched and she was then taken to the KGB for interrogation.
Anastasia later faced formal charges. She was first taken into custody in the KGB pre-trial prison, but then was transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1.
On July 16, 2021, Bulybenka was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.