Daily Archives: September 13, 2017

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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The Letter

Sixty years ago on a cold, windy evening in September, I arrived at the Nurse’s Dormitory on 222 East Delaware St. in Chicago. I was 22 years old, a newly graduated nurse from American University of Beirut