Tag: Azerbaijan

Jailed Azerbaijani Blogger Mehman Huseynov Enters 17th Day of Hunger Strike

Azerbaijani Blogger and human rights activist Mehman Huseynov has been on a hunger strike in Baku prison since December 26, 2018, to protest against new charges of injuring a prison warden which he claims to be false. He claims that the purpose of the new false charges is to extend his prison sentence, as he’s due to be released in March 2019. Huseynov…

Russian-Israeli Blogger Jailed and Extradited to Azerbaijan for Criticizing the Azeri Regime

Alexander Lapshin, a 40-year-old Russian-Israeli travel blogger, was arrested after writing critical posts against the Azeri regime. The popular blogger was extradited to Azerbaijan from Belarus on February 7, 2017, under the suspicion of crossing into Belarus illegally and visiting Nagorno-Karabagh, a disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Lapshin was arrested on December 15, 2016, in Minsk, Belarus. An international extradition warrant to Azerbaijan…