Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 13
By Samir Ali – Trend:
Bella Lapshina, mother of blogger Alexander Lapshin, who was released earlier than his term of imprisonment ends, arrived in Baku Sept. 12 night, Lapshin’s lawyer Eduard Chernin told Trend Sept. 13.
The lawyer said that Lapshin and his mother will leave for Israel soon.
"First they will go to Turkey today or tomorrow and from there to Israel," 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 was 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. On July 20, Lapshin was sentenced to three years in prison by the Baku Grave Crimes Court.
On Sept. 11, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed an order to pardon Alexander Lapshin, according to which the blogger is released.