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Justice Ministry: Lapshin’s request for his extradition to Israel may be considered


Alexander Lapshin’s request for his extradition to Israel may be considered when the verdict on him comes into effect, Justice Ministry spokesperson Faiq Gurbanov told APA, noting that every convict has the right to make such a request.

 

Lapshin today refused to file an appeal and instead asked for his extradition to Israel during his meeting with Israeli embassy officials.

 

Lapshin was sentenced to three years in prison by the Baku Court of Grave Crimes on Thursday.

 

The charge against Lapshin under Article 281.2 of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code (public appeals against the state) was dropped due to a lack of evidence. 

 

Lapshin, who has citizenship of three countries, is accused of violating Azerbaijani laws on state border in April 2011 and October 2012.

 

On 15 December 2016, he was detained in Belarus. On January 17, 2017, Alexei Stuk, deputy prosecutor general of Belarus, issued a ruling on Lapshin’s extradition to Azerbaijan. Lapshin was brought to Azerbaijan on February 7.

 

Lapshin is charged under the Article 281.2 (public appeals directed against the state) and 318.2 (illegal crossing border of the Republic of Azerbaijan) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.     

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