Aleh Famin

entrepreneur, football manager, sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 26 May 1974

Date of detention: 15 August 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code - Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Mikalai Talashka

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Aleh Famin is a 46-years-old entrepreneur from Vaŭkavysk. He is also a football coach. Famin has a 10-year-old daughter.

On August 15, Aleh Famin allegedly approached police officer Viachaslau Ivanou, called him a fascist, insulted him, and promised physical violence. Then a quarrel broke out and finally a fight. At one point, Anastasiya Famina, Aleh's wife, joined the fight. Famin did not admit his guilt, saying that it was the officer who started the fight.

On December 24, Judge Mikalai Talashka of the Vaŭkavysk District Court sentenced Anastasiya Famina to 1 1/2 years of restricted freedom (so-called "home imprisonment") and her husband Aleh Famin to two and a half years in a general-security penal colony. Aleh also has to pay the policeman 2,000 rubles in moral and physical damages.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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