Russian blogger Lapshin in Azerbaijan sentenced to three years in prison

The court of Baku (Azerbaijan) sentenced the Russian blogger Alexander Lapshin to three years of imprisonment. This is the Agency TASS.

The court found his guilty of illegal crossing of the «internationally recognized» borders of Azerbaijan as part of an organized group.

At the same time, the court has recognized blogger guilty of incitement to violate the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. The judge said that this accusation was not proven during the process.

His lawyer did not exclude that he could be extradited to a country whose citizen he is (according to the lawyer, the Russian Federation, Israel and Ukraine).

Alexander Lapshin, was detained in Minsk at the request of Azerbaijan, which accused him of illegal entry into its territory. The author of the travel blog was denied entry to the territory of Azerbaijan since 2013 because of visiting Nagorno-Karabakh. As the police believes, Lapshin entered in Azerbaijan in 2015, according to Ukrainian passport. After that he was put on the international wanted list, according to RBC.

7 February 2017 lapshyn was extradited to Azerbaijan from Belarus.




Russian blogger Lapshin in Azerbaijan sentenced to three years in prison 20.07.2017

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