The City Court of Minsk has rejected the appeal of Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin, Sputnik reports.
Lapshin had appealed the decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Belarus on his extradition to Azerbaijan.
The hearings were held behind closed doors. Journalists were allowed in only during the proclamation of the court ruling. Photo or video shooting was prohibited.
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.