Author Archives: Ara Khachatourian

Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin being detained earlier this year.

Did Lapshin Curtsey to King Aliyev?

Did Lapshin Curtsey to King Aliyev?

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s abrupt pardon of Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin, who was serving a three year sentence in a Baku prison for visiting Artsakh, was a surprise to those who have been following this case when Lapshin was unceremoniously extradited to Azerbaijan by Belarus authorities late last year.

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