A Russian blogger extradited by Belarus has been flown to Azerbaijan, where he faces charges related to his trip to Nagorno Karabakh, the Associted Press reports.
Alexander Lapshin was flown to Azerbaijan Tuesday and escorted out of the airport by law enforcement agents.
Lapshin, who also holds Israeli citizenship, faces charges from his trip to Nagorno-Karabakh several years ago.
Alexander Lapshin, who holds Russian, Israeli and Ukrainian citizenship, was handed over to Baku on February 7 and escorted out of the airport by law enforcement agents.
On December 15, 2016, police in Belarus detained Alexander Lapshin, a popular travel blogger, for his prior visits to Nagorno Karabakh and for his criticism of the Aliyev regime.
On 20 January 2017 the General Prosecutor’s Office of Belarus decided to have Lapshin extradited to Azerbaijan. An appeal to the ruling was denied by Minsk City Court.
The Supreme Court of Belarus ruled to leave the decision of the Prosecutor General’s office on Lapshin’s extradition to Azerbaijan in force.