Alexander Lapshin appeals decision on his extradition

Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin has appealed the decision of the Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office on his extradition to Azerbaijan, Sputnik reports.

The appeal filed at Minsk City Court is set to be considered on January 26.

The blogger is defended by Israeli and Russian lawyers.

According to Belarusian legislature, Lapshin has the right to appeal to the Supreme Court, as well.

Alexander Lapshin, who holds Russian and Israeli citizenship, was detained by Belarus authorities in December 2016 at the request of Azerbaijan. Earlier this month the Deputy Prosecutor General of Belarus decided to satisfy the request of the Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan on the blogger’s extradition.

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