Russian-Israeli journalist Alexander Lapshin says the European Court of Human Rights has launched proceedings over his complaint against Azerbaijan for attempted murder. ➖➖➖ Lapshin said the court has already communicated with Azerbaijan. “This is very important, because Azerbaijan has taken different political and corruption steps to not allow this, because it would be a great blow for them if the court makes a decision on attempted murder.” - Alexander Lapshin is a Russian-Israeli journalist who in 2017 was arrested in Belarus and then extradited to Azerbaijan to serve a prison sentence for visiting Artsakh “without Azerbaijani authorization.” He was sentenced to 3 years in prison but after a few months he was pardoned by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. Lapshin has stated multiple times that an attempt against his life took place in the Baku prison. The move sparked outrage among human rights activists and journalists worldwide.