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No appeal received over blogger Lapshin’s extradition

31 August 2017 18:06 (UTC+04:00)
No appeal received over blogger Lapshin’s extradition

By Trend

Azerbaijan received no appeals from any country or embassy in connection with the extradition of blogger Alexander Lapshin, sentenced in Azerbaijan.

The Azerbaijani Justice Ministry announced about this on August 31.

Blogger Lapshin, who is a citizen of several states, violated the Azerbaijani laws on state border in April, 2011 and October, 2012. Helped by his accomplices in the occupied territories, Lapshin paid a number of visits to Azerbaijan’s occupied lands, where he voiced support for "independence" of the illegal regime, and made public calls against Azerbaijan's internationally recognized territorial integrity on April 6 and June 29, 2016.

The blogger was arrested in Minsk in late 2016 and transferred to Baku in February 2017.

On July 20, the Baku Court on Grave Crimes sentenced last week the blogger to three years of imprisonment on charges of his illegal visits to the Armenia-occupied Azerbaijani lands and a criminal conspiracy with the Armenians living there.


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