The Baku Court of Grave Crimes on Thursday held a preliminary hearing in the case of blogger Alexander Lapshin, who is under arrest in Azerbaijan.
The personal data of the accused were clarified at the hearing, APA reported.
Speaking at the hearing, Lapshin said he is a citizen of Israel, Ukraine and Russia, and he has a minor child.
Lapshin said he has already read the indictment, adding that the last place of his residence was Israel.
A lawyer of Lapshin did not file any petitions.
A judicial reviewed is scheduled for June 30.
The Baku Court of Grave Crimes on Thursday began a preliminary hearing in the case of blogger Alexander Lapshin, who is under arrest in Azerbaijan.
Judge Alovsat Abbasov is presiding over the hearing, APA reported.
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.