Pardoned by President of Azerbaijan blogger lapshyn was released, but his extradition to Israel delayed
Blogger Alexander Lapshin – the citizen of Russia and Israel, on the eve of 11 September, pardoned by Azerbaijani President, was released from custody, but it is not known whether it is deported from Azerbaijan on 12 September, reports RIA “Novosti” with reference to the lawyer of the blogger Eduard Chernin.
Exemption Lapshin wrote in Facebook his other lawyer, AVI, Aptekman September 11.
“There is nothing new. Lapshin released. But he is unlikely to be deported from Azerbaijan on Tuesday,” – said “RIA “Novosti” Chernin. “80% of the surface today will not be deported from Azerbaijan. After lunch there will be clear”, – he stressed. What obstacles are there to extradition to Israel, the lawyer said, noting that nothing can be said about it.
According to the assistant to the President of Azerbaijan Ali Hasanov, September 10 an inmate was trying to commit suicide from-for delays on the part of Israel: “thanks to the vigilance and efficiency of prison Warders, the suicide was prevented”. A petition for extradition to Israel Lapshin, as noted TASS, filed on July 26, shortly after the issuance to him of the court verdict. Hasanov September 11, said that the blogger who “probably soon will be extradited to Israel.”
Lapshyn was sentenced in Azerbaijan on 21 July, he was sentenced to three years imprisonment on charges of illegal visit to Nagorno Karabakh in April 2011 and October 2012. In addition, their accounts in social networks, the blogger called on to recognize the independence of the breakaway 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.
On 11 September the President of Azerbaijan has pardoned Lapshin in accordance with one of the paragraphs of the Constitution of the country.