Aleksandr Lapshin

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Aleksandr Lapshin is escorted through Baku airport in February after being extradited from Belarus. An Azerbaijan court has jailed the blogger for three years. (AFP/Tofik Babayev)

Azerbaijan court sentences blogger to three years in jail

New York, July 20, 2017–A Baku court today convicted Russian-Israeli blogger Aleksandr Lapshin to three years in jail for illegally crossing the state border, international and Azerbaijani media reported. The charges are related to three trips that Lapshin made between April 2011 and June 2016 to the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which Azerbaijan and Armenia…

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A woman takes a photograph in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, April 7, 2016. (Reuters)

Belarusian court rules to extradite blogger to Azerbaijan

New York, February 7, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Belarus to extradite Russian-Israeli blogger Aleksandr Lapshin to Azerbaijan to stand trial for traveling to the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and for criticizing Azerbaijani policies.

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Blogger jailed in Belarus faces extradition to Azerbaijan

New York, January 13, 2017–Belarussian authorities should unconditionally release Aleksandr Lapshin, a Russian-Israeli blogger detained in the capital Minsk on an extradition request from Azerbaijan, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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