Blogger Alexander Lapshin, who avoided a three-year prison thanks to a pardon by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, wrote him a letter of appreciation, which recognized Nagorno-Karabakh territory of Azerbaijan. The text of the letter is the website

Letter Lapshin sent on the day of pardon on September 11.

After thanking the blogger reports that he sincerely repents of the offense. At that time, when he visited Nagorno-Karabakh, writes Lapshin, he had no reliable information on the developments in the region and around it.

“Now I’ve got undeniable proof that Nagorno-Karabakh was and will be the true land of Azerbaijan. I hope that the issue of Karabakh will be settled taking into account territorial integrity of Azerbaijan” – was recognized on the surface. “Once again I sincerely repent of my irresponsible actions”, – he stressed.

A lawyer blogger Eduard Chernin told “Interfax”that on the surface feels normal and is able to fly to Israel in the next two days. However, while he remains in the hospital, which came after a suicide attempt due to the delay in the extradition to Israel.

TASS, also citing Chernin, said that today, September 13, Lapshin had to fly his mother and together they planned to go to Israel. However, the flight to tel Aviv have flown, which means that the flight will be available until tomorrow. NEWSru Israel , citing informed sources said that lapshyn will arrive in Israel on September 14.

“Extradition” is now the wrong word, explained the assistant to the President

Note, after his pardon, the media reported his imminent extradition to Israel. In this regard, the assistant of the President of Azerbaijan on work with law enforcement and military Affairs, Fuad Alasgarov in his interview to the Azerbaijani state news Agency explained that in this case there is a confusion with legal concepts.

“Since Alexander Lapshin was pardoned, the question of his transfer to another country removed from the agenda. Under international conventions, the purpose of the transfer of the sentenced person in another country is that this person served sentence in the state whose citizen is. After the President has pardoned Alexander Lapshin, he was released from the unserved part of the sentence and can freely decide where to go,” said Aleskerov.

“According to our information, Lapshin wants to go to Israel, whose citizen is. He is healthy, he has no health problems, and at any time he wants, he can go to Israel,” – said the assistant to the President.

Lapshin on July 21 sentenced in Azerbaijan to three years of imprisonment on charges of illegal visit to Nagorno Karabakh in April 2011 and October 2012. In addition, he is charged with calls in social networks to recognize the independence of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. For this he was included in the black list of persons banned to visit Azerbaijan in June 2015 Lapshin entered the Republic on the Ukrainian passport. Blogger detained in Belarus on demand of Azerbaijan in the end of 2016.

Blogger Lapshin thanked President Ilham Aliyev for a pardon and recognized Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijani 13.09.2017

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