Blogger Alexander Lapshin. Photo: personal Facebook page.

13 September 2017, 12:50

Blogger Alexander Lapshin discharged from hospital in Azerbaijan

On September 12, blogger Alexander Lapshin, freed from serving the remainder of his sentence by the resolution on pardon issued by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev, was discharged from the Central Clinical Hospital (CCH). This was reported by the spokesperson for the CCH.

According to his report, the Alexander Lapshin's health state is estimated as satisfactory, and there is no threat to his health after a suicide attempt. He can move freely, the "Sputnik Azerbaijan" reports on September 12.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on September 11, Ilham Aliev, President of Azerbaijan, signed an order to pardon Alexander Lapshin. sentenced on July 20 this year to three years in colony on charges of illegally crossing the country's border. On September 11, the assistant to the President of Azerbaijan reported about the attempted suicide of Alexander Lapshin.

Today, Eduard Chernin, an advocate of Alexander Lapshin, has reported that his client's mother Bella Lapshina came to Baku. According to the advocate's report, in the coming days, Alexander Lapshin and his mother Bella Lapshina will leave for Israel.

After his pardon, Alexander Lapshin has addressed Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev, the "haqqin.az" reports today.

"Today, I have learned you signed a decree to pardon me. I am very grateful to you. Probably, in my life I never expected any event with such impatience!" wrote Alexander Lapshin in his letter.

In his address to the President of Azerbaijan, the blogger has also stated he regrets what he had done. Alexander Lapshin noted while he was visiting Nagorno-Karabakh, he did not have any reliable information about the events in the region. "I hope the problem of Karabakh will be settled taking into account the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan," the blogger emphasized in his letter.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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