A nasty incident occurred during the Finland-Armenia match (3-0) on October 15.
One of the First Armenian Front (FAF) fans, Yervand Ismailyan, was arrested and taken to prison in Turku, Finland. He has not been released yet.
After the match, the local police assured the Armenian fans that, after all the details have been verified, Mr Ismailyan would be released and return to Armenia. However, Yervand has not been released for over three weeks since the incident.
The government-appointed lawyer does not even speak good English, which creates difficulties in Yervand’s contacts with the Finnish law-enforcers.