student, activist of the Belarusian Students' Association, sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison
Date of birth: 17 January 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
Date of release: 30 November 2022
Judge: Maryna Fiodarava
Prosecutor: Anastasiya Maliko, Raman Chabatarou
Godparent: Annette Widmann-Mauz, member of the German Bundestag
Yana Arabeika is an activist of the Belarusian Students' Association and a student of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University. She was detained in the dormitory 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). Yana was initially held in the KGB pre-trial prison.
On July 16, 2021, Arabeika was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.