The Israeli Embassy in Azerbaijan follows closely the developments in the case of blogger Alexander Lapshin, Amir Rom, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Israeli Embassy said. “We are in contact with the relevant parties through diplomatic and consular channels,” he noted. On Feb. 7, blogger Lapshin was extradited to Azerbaijan from Belarus. Lapshin, who holds Russian, Israeli, and Ukrainian citizenship, paid illegal visits to the occupied Azerbaijani territories in April 2011 and in October 2012, violating Azerbaijan’s laws on the state border and passports. He made statements against Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity.