Azerbaijan: extradited blogger should be released immediately by Azerbaijani authorities

Index Number: EUR 55/5675/2017

Amnesty International condemns the extradition of a blogger from Belarus to Azerbaijan. Upon transfer to Baku on 7 February, Aleksandr Lapshin was taken immediately into custody. In Azerbaijan, he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment as well as an unfair trial. The criminal proceedings against Aleksandr Lapshin should be terminated, and he should be released immediately.

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