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Israeli justice minister talks blogger Lapshin's sentence

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 21

By Elmira Tariverdiyeva – Trend:

Israel will put efforts for blogger Alexander Lapshin, who is under arrest in Azerbaijan, to serve his sentence in Israel, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told Interfax news agency in Moscow.

'Israel has made efforts and continues to make efforts to help Lapshin, who is a citizen of both Russia and Israel,' she said. 'If he is convicted in Azerbaijan, we will do our best for Lapshin to serve the sentence in Israel.'

Alexander Lapshin is a citizen of several countries and has had a criminal conspiracy with Armenians living 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, 2017, Alexei Stuk, deputy prosecutor general of Belarus, issued a ruling on Lapshin's extradition to Azerbaijan.

Lapshin was brought to Azerbaijan on Feb. 7.


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