Jailed Azeri officer might be extradited after court ruling – Hungarian
ANS TV, Baku
23 Apr 04
[Presenter] An Azerbaijani embassy will open in Budapest by the end of
this year, the Hungarian deputy state secretary for foreign affairs,
Jeno Boros, has told ANS. The Hungarian diplomat did not rule out the
extradition to Azerbaijan of Ramil Safarov, Azerbaijani army officer
charged with murdering an Armenian officer.
[Correspondent, over video of Jeno Boros speaking to journalists
outdoors] In an interview with ANS, the Hungarian deputy state
secretary for foreign affairs, Jeno Boros, said that the trial of
Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov, who is charged with killing an
Armenian officer in Hungary, would be held strictly in line with this
country’s laws and without politicizing the issue. Boros did not rule
out Safarov’s extradition to Azerbaijan.
[Jeno Boros, in Hungarian, with superimposed translation into Azeri]
Safarov’s extradition to Azerbaijan is impossible since there is no
agreement on extradition between Azerbaijan and Hungary. The
prosecutor’s office is still investigating the case. It will be sent
to court in the near future. The Azerbaijani officer might be
extradited after a court ruling. The date of the trial has not been
[Correspondent] According to the Hungarian official, Ramil Safarov
might not serve his prison term in Budapest.
[Passage omitted: reported details]