Investigation into Lapshin’s case wraps up

Investigation into Lapshin’s case wraps up
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  • calendar-gray 26 May 2017

The preliminary investigation into the case of blogger Alexander Lapshin, who is in prison in Azerbaijan, has come to a close, lawyer Edward Chernin told APA.


He noted that after being reviewed the case will be submitted to a court for consideration.  


Alexander Lapshin is a citizen of several countries and has had a criminal conspiracy with Armenians living in the occupied Azerbaijani territories. He also illegally visited these territories.


Lapshin is accused of violating Azerbaijani laws on state border in April 2011 and October 2012.


On 15 December 2016, he was detained in Belarus. On January 17, 2017, Alexei Stuk, deputy prosecutor general of Belarus, issued a ruling on Lapshin’s extradition to Azerbaijan. Lapshin was brought to Azerbaijan on February 7. 

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