U.S. WANTS TO SEE AZERI MURDERER SAFAROV BEHIND BARS
September 11, 2012 – 12:57 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Ms.
Victoria Nuland said the United States is in touch with Azerbaijan
regarding the pardon of Armenian officer’s murderer Ramil Safarov.
” Well, we, as you know, issued a statement about this after the
Hungarians released him back to Azerbaijan, and we have been in touch
with the Azerbaijanis and urging them to meet commitments that they
reportedly made to the Hungarians in advance of the release,” she
told a daily press briefing.
On August 31, 2012, Hungary extradited Safarov – who brutally murdered
Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan, in his sleep during a Budapest-based
NATO language course in 2004 – to Baku to serve no less than 25 years
of the life sentence imposed by the Hungarian justice system. However,
immediately upon arrival, Safarov was pardoned by the Azerbaijani
President, given an 8-year salary and promoted to major.