ArmInfo. "I accuse Azerbaijan of the attempting to kill me on September 10, 2017 in a Baku prison," a famous blogger Alexander Lapshin told ArmInfo's correspondent, commenting on the beginning of communication of the European Court of Human Rights with Baku.
According to the blogger, the authorities of Azerbaijan were obliged to protect him, but did not do that. "It's not important now, who organized the murderous attack the clans hostile to Aliyev, or Aliyev himself, ," Alexander Lapshin emphasized. He recalled that three days immediately after the assassination attempt, the President of Azerbaijan pardoned him. "Although I have never admitted my guilt and did not ask for pardon," the blogger remarked. He also reported that after arriving in Israel, he was immediately taken off the plane to the hospital, where the conclusion on murder attempt was made. "Israeli experts described the nature of the injuries as a murder attempt. Then, experts in Russia, the Netherlands and the USA came to the same conclusion," Alexander Lapshin said. He stressed that, despite the attempts of Baku to put pressure on the ECHR, the lawsuit was accepted for consideration in the spring of 2018. And yesterday it became known that the court considered the arguments of the claimant justified for the commencement of proceedings against Azerbaijan. Baku has been given three months to submit its objections, after which the ECtHR will begin consideration of the case on its merits.
To recall, at the end of 2016, Lapshin was detained in Minsk at the request of Azerbaijan, which put him on the "black list" for visiting Karabakh without agreement with the Azerbaijani authorities. The Baku Court of Grave Crimes convicted a citizen of Russia and Israel Alexander Lapshin "for illegally crossing the state border of Azerbaijan as part of a criminal group," sentencing him to three years in prison. Later, the blogger was extradited to Azerbaijan. On September 10, 2017, while Lapshin was in prison, the media circulated a message about his suicide attempt. The very next day, the President of Azerbaijan signed an order for his pardon, after which he left for Israel. After his release, the blogger said that murder attempt was made against him in a Baku prison.