Russia stands against extradition of blogger to Azerbaijan over visit to Nagorno Karabakh

Russia will try to solve the issue connected with the detention of Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin over his visit to Nagorno Karabakh, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a press conference today, Sputnik reports.

The authorities in Belarus detained Lapshin in Minsk on December 15, 2016 at the request of Azerbaijan.

Lavrov said “Russia stands against criminalization of the visits by journalists or other persons to this or that territory in different regions. He added that “Moscow disagrees with the extradition of Russians detained abroad to a third country.”

“We’ll take all measures to settle the situation with full respect for the rights of the citizen of the Russian Federation, who is also a citizen of Israel,” Lavrov said.

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