The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has upheld the lawsuit of blogger Alexander Lapshin against Azerbaijan. The blogger announced this on his Facebook.
ECHR has ruled that the Azerbaijani authorities were guilty of attempted murder on me in a Baku prison and the use of brutal torture. Azerbaijan is obliged to pay me 30,000 euros as a compensation.
Lapshin after Azerbaijan’s inquiry was arrested in Minsk in December 2016 and transferred to Baku. The court found him guilty for visiting Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) in 2011 and 2012 and sentenced him to imprisonment. After the noise raised by the international community, human rights organizations, Israel and Russia, in 2017 Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed an order pardoning Lapshin.