student, spokeswoman for the Belarusian Students' Association, volunteer of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison
Date of birth: 19 December 1999
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: Pre-trial detention center No. 3
Ksenia Syramalot is a student of the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Belarusian State University, spokeswoman for the Belarusian Students' Association, volunteer of the Human Rights Center "Viasna". She was detained on November 12 as part of a criminal case under Art. 342 part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus (organization or participation in group actions that gravely breach public order). Her apartment was searched. Ksenia was initially held in the KGB pre-trial prison.
On July 16, 2021, Syramalot was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.