The attorneys of blogger Alexander Lapshin arrested in Minsk have filed a complaint in the Supreme Court of Belarus.
Earlier, Alexander Lapshin also filed a similar complaint in the Court.
Lapshin’s attorney told Armenian News – NEWS.am that the complaints have been filed and registered.
Under the Belarusian legislation, the attorney and his/her client shall not take part in the consideration of the complaint. They will be notified about the judgment of the court.
Currently, Russia and Israel are trying to achieve the cancellation of the decision on extraditing Lapshin.
After his visits to Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) in 2011 and 2012, Alexander Lapshin was “blacklisted” by Azerbaijan. In June 2016, however, he paid a visit to Azerbaijan, but with a Ukrainian passport. Subsequently, he issued several articles criticizing the Azerbaijani authorities. Afterward, the Azerbaijani authorities issued an international search for this famous blogger. And on December 15, 2016, he was detained in the Belarus capital city of Minsk, and based on this international search.
On January 26, the Minsk city court dismissed the complaint of blogger Alexander Lapshin over the decision of the Belarusian prosecutor’s office to extradite him to Azerbaijan.