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Materials of blogger Lapshin’s case sent to court

13 June 2017 [15:00] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Rashid Shirinov

Materials of the criminal case initiated against blogger Alexander Lapshin, who is under arrest in Azerbaijan, were sent to court, a source in Azerbaijan’s law enforcement agencies told Trend on June 13.

The materials were submitted to judge of the Baku Court on Grave Crimes Alovsat Abbasov for consideration.

The time of the preparatory trial will be known in the coming days.

Lapshin illegally visited Azerbaijan`s Armenia-occupied lands and now is charged under the articles 281.2 (appeals directed against state) and 318.2 (illegal border crossing) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. He violated Azerbaijani laws on state border in April 2011 and October 2012.

Helped by his accomplices in the occupied territories, Lapshin paid a number of visits to Azerbaijan`s occupied lands, where he voiced support for "independence" of the illegal regime, and made public calls against Azerbaijan`s internationally recognized territorial integrity on April 6 and June 29, 2016.

The blogger was arrested in Minsk in late 2016 and transferred to Baku in February 2017.

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