Last week during a meeting with a lawyer, and Israeli Consul blogger Alexander Lapshin, who was sentenced by Azerbaijani court sentenced to three years imprisonment and serving their sentence in Baku, has filed a petition for extradition to Israel.
Judging from Russian media reports, the petition was filed through lawyer Eduard Chernin July 26. This is reported by some Israeli media, including ha’aretz.
According to the lawyer Czernin, it is now for the Israeli side, which in the case of a positive response must contact the Ministry of justice of Azerbaijan. After that, the procedure should be a meeting of the court, which will decide about the extradition, said the publication of the Russian Agency TASS.
When enjoyed such treatment, is unclear.
The possibility of the filing of the petition and his extradition to Russia, but he chose to pay with a request for extradition to the authorities of Israel, home to his family.
Usually in this situation the convict will be extradited to another country on the condition that he will be there to serve his sentence.
We will remind, on July 20, a citizen of Israel and Russia, the blogger Alexander Lapshin, was sentenced by the Baku court of grave crimes sentenced to three years in prison for the visiting of Nagorno Karabakh. Lapshin was charged with illegal crossing of the state border and appeals to violation of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. The Prosecutor demanded for blogger 6,5 years of imprisonment.
On the eve of sentencing lapshyn not pleaded guilty, but said about repentance.
Blogger Alexander Lapshin (1976) was detained in Minsk on the night of December 15, 2016. The reason for the arrest was the request of Azerbaijani authorities, who had previously announced his international search for the violation of the law «On state border» and the migration code. As reported by Azerbaijani media, this was due to the visits of A. Lapshin in Nagorno-Karabakh. His name was included by the Baku authorities in the «black list» in 2011. However, in June 2015, as reported by Azerbaijani media, Lapshin entered Azerbaijan through Georgia on the Ukrainian passport.
The Israeli foreign Ministry and the Russian foreign Ministry tried unsuccessfully to prevent his extradition to Azerbaijan. Knesset member Ksenia Svetlova («Zionist camp») demanded that the government take more active steps aimed at the release of the Israeli citizen who served in combat units of the IDF.
7 Feb Alexander Lapshin was a special flight delivered from Minsk to Baku. The extradition was carried out shortly after the Supreme court of Belarus rejected the appeal Lapshin.