Azerbaijani court extends Alexander Lapshin’s arrest term
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 7
By Samir Ali – Trend:
The Nasimi District Court in Baku, during a legal proceeding, extended the detention term of blogger Alexander Lapshin for three months, Lapshin’s lawyer Eduard Chernin told Trend.
The lawyer added that Lapshin was also present at the proceeding.
Chernin noted that he inquired about the blogger’s detention conditions. Lapshin said he had no complaints regarding his detention conditions and health.
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 Jan. 17, 2017, Alexei Stuk, deputy prosecutor general of Belarus, issued a ruling on Lapshin’s extradition to Azerbaijan.
Lapshin was brought to Azerbaijan on Feb. 7.