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Lapshin to stand trial on June 22 - UPDATED


A preliminary hearing on the criminal case initiated against Alexander Lapshin, who is under arrest in Azerbaijan, will be held on June 22, APA reported. 

 

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

 

 

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Materials of the criminal case initiated against Alexander Lapshin, who is under arrest in Azerbaijan, have been sent to court.

 

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

 

The date of a preliminary hearing on Lapshin’s case will be announced in the coming days.

 

Lapshin, who holds Russian, Israeli, and Ukrainian citizenship, paid illegal visits to the occupied Azerbaijani territories in April 2011 and in October 2012, violating Azerbaijan’s laws on the state border and passports.

 

He made statements against Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office opened a criminal case against him on articles 281.2 (public appeals directed against the state) and 318.2 (illegal crossing border of the Azerbaijan Republic) and issued an international arrest warrant for him.

 

Lapshin was detained in Minsk on December 15, 2016 and extradited to Azerbaijan on February 7, 2017. 

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