sentenced to 4 years in prison
Date of birth: 21 June 1989
Date of detention: 24 December 2020
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Prison sentence start date: 24 December 2020
Judge: Lidziya Tselitsa
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Illia Fren is a 29-year-old resident of Minsk. He is married and has a 7-year-old child.
On December 24, 2020, the Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk sentenced him to four years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony under Article 364 of the Criminal Code ('Violence or threat of violence against police officer'). He was convicted of using violence against two riot policemen on July 14, 2020, in Minsk—he tried to prevent them from arresting a protester.
From July 29 to August 8, 2020, Illia Fren was in remand prison. He was arrested again in the courtroom.