Blogger Lapshin meets his attorney
- 09 February 2017
Attorney Safar Huseynov has met his defendant Alexander Laphsin, a foreign blogger who was extradited to Azerbaijan from Belarus on February 7, APA reported.
Huseynov told APA that he had met Lapshin at the Baku Detencion Facility â„–1, where he is being held.
Lapshin said he had no complaints as to the detention conditions and that he was in good condition of health.
Earlier, the Supreme Court of Belarus rejected the complaint filed by Lapshin’s lawyer regarding his extradition to Azerbaijan.
On Jan. 26, Alexei Stuk, deputy prosecutor general of Belarus, issued a ruling on Lapshin’s extradition to Azerbaijan. The Minsk City Court upheld this decision.
Lapshin, who holds Russian, Israeli, and Ukrainian citizenship, paid illegal visits to the occupied Azerbaijani territories in April 2011 and in October 2012, violating Azerbaijan’s laws on the state border and passports. He made statements against Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity.
The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office has opened a criminal case against him on articles 281.2 (public calls directed against the state) and 318.2 (illegal crossing border of the Azerbaijan Republic), and issued an international arrest warrant for him.