Some details of suicide attempt by imprisoned blogger Alexander Lapshin in Azerbaijan have become known.
Report informs, A. Lapshin tried to hang himself in the cell. As a result of the efforts of the employees of the Prison Service, an attempt to commit suicide was prevented. He was immediately placed in the Central Clinical Hospital. It is reported that at present A. Lapshin feels normal.
Notably, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today signed an Order pardoning Alexander Lapshin.
Notably, A. Lapshin, who holds citizenship of different countries, and under investigation in Department for Investigation of Grave Crimes in Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan, accused of violation of the state borders of Azerbaijan and illegal visits to the occupied lands, public appeals aimed at splitting the territorial Integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In connection with inclusion in World’s Most Wanted list he was detained by law enforcement bodies of Belarus in Minsk on December 15, 2016 and on February 7, 2017 he was extradited to the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The trial on the criminal case of Alexander Lapshin has ended at the Baku Court on Grave Crimes on July 20. The Court has found Alexander Lapshin gulty on the article of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan on illegal passing of the state border of Azerbaijan and sentenced him to 3 years in prison.