Baku, Azerbaijan, July 5
By Samir Ali – Trend:
The mother of blogger Alexander Lapshin, detained in Azerbaijan, will not be summoned to the court, Lapshin’s lawyer Eduard Chernin told Trend July 5.
The lawyer said that the information that the blogger’s mother will be summoned to the court to participate in the trial as a witness is wrong.
"The court did not make a decision to summon Lapshin's mother to the court as a witness, so she will not give evidence," Chernin said.
Alexander Lapshin is a citizen of several countries and had a criminal collusion with Armenians 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, Alexei Stuk, deputy prosecutor general of Belarus, issued a ruling on Lapshin’s extradition to Azerbaijan. Lapshin was brought to Azerbaijan on Feb. 7.