Hero-murderer Ramil Safarov told about his bodily fear towards Armen

Hero-murderer Ramil Safarov told about his bodily fear towards Armenians

16:54 04/03/2013 » SOCIETY

The Azerbaijani news agency Vesti.az published an article about
murderer Ramil Safarov who was recognized as a hero in Azerbaijan. The
article contained materials that were included in the criminal case.
In 2004 in Budapest the Azerbaijani officer Safarov axed Armenian
sleeping officer Gurgen Margaryan, who also was attending the course
in NATO’s “Partnership for Peace” program. For this “mean and cruel
murder” committed for low-lying motives, the Hungarian court sentenced
the murderer to life imprisonment without the right to seek pardon for
30 years.

Trying to combine the incompatible, the authors of the article
“Vesti.az” distorted themselves. So in the beginning it says that
Ramil Safarov was born on August 25, in 1977, and lived with his
family in Jabrail district until it was occupied by Armenian forces on
August 23, 1993. The purpose of this is clear – to show that Safarov
was in the combat zone and it made a lasting impression on him, and
even had effected on his psyche.

However, later the same article states that Safarov studied at
secondary school up to 8th form, and in summer left to study in a
military boarding school named after Jamshid Nakhijivan in Baku. This
coincides with the reality; it was in 1991 that Safarov left for Baku
to study. As a reward for studying well at school, “Vesti.az” says
that the head staff of the military college directed Safarov to pass a
military study in Turkey (1992-1996), and later, he was admitted to a
military academy in Turkey (1996-2000), which he graduated with
honours. Then Safarov took a one-year practice in Northern Cyprus. It
was there that he was taught to kill people with various objects.

The fact that the authors above described with emotion how Safarov
supposedly lived in Jabrail region right up to August 1993, and the
horrors that he was through, is refuted in the same article, which
states that in 1992 he was sent from Baku to Turkey (Safarov moved to
Baku in 1991). It will be good to bring the citation of “Vesti.az”
here which said that Safarov, who, however by that time was already in
Baku allegedly survived.

“Ramil Safarov has backbone problems, hernia and kidney stones. He was
fifteen years old (in 1992), when Jabrail district was attacked and
bombed by the Armenian armed forces, he obtained a strong sleep
disturbance – he almost did not sleep, he says, his dream was to
“finally fall asleep, like a dead.” Safarov at the time was under
constant stress,” the article Vesti.az said.

Safarov, who at the time of the described events was thousands of
miles away in Turkey, blatantly lied to the Hungarian court: “During
the attack of the Armenians I was taken away from our district in an
ambulance, my mother accompanied me, but I could not even hug her, she
was all in blood. There were dead bodies in the car, which exported
me, the bodies had occupied all the available space in the car, and I
couldn’t squeeze in anywhere. Now, on the bus or train I buy two
tickets in order to keep the place next to me empty, I am still
haunted by those corpses that surrounded me.”

Safarov also stated that while studying at the military studies in
Turkey, he was referred to the military doctors and those had assigned
him medical treatment against nervous disorders. It is worth noting
that this man is one of the best officers of the Azerbaijani army
(?!). “After the outbreak of hostilities, I lived in constant fear,
but I never told about it to anyone; I thought that no one will
understand me,” said Safarov.

It is noteworthy that Safarov recognizes about his fears towards
Armenians, he also notes that presence of Armenians strained him at
once, even before the “confrontations” allegedly began. Thus,
“Vesti.az” quoted Safarov as saying to psychiatric experts in the
examination on 25.04.2005, “I realized that I would represent my
homeland, I tried hard in my study and was disciplined. But a problem
occurred at once – two officers from Armenia started to attend the
courses – Gurgen Margaryan and Hayk Mukuchyan. I had no problems with
any of the students, but presence of the Armenians there stressed me
at once. After the start of the Armenian aggression in 1988, in order
to scare the children we used to say, “Look, if you do not obey,
Armenians will come and will kill you.” In some few days
confrontations started between us.”

Safarov describes the “confrontations” in this way, “they laughed
loudly passing next to us and scolded and abused us in Armenian.” In
Another episode it turns out that during the tour, Gurgen Margaryan
while getting onto the bus hurt Safarov by his elbow, which the latter
took as a deliberate insult. Then Safarov describes several episodes
of “insulting and humiliation” that Margaryan implemented, which,
however, took place only between him and Margaryan, with no witnesses.

Further, Safarov said that together with his fellow student from
Azerbaijan came to the commander, and began to complain about
Margaryan’s behavior. The commander, probably, realized how delusional
Safarovs paranoid suspicion sounded and did not pay attention to his
words. He also noted that if the Azerbaijanis wanted, they could make
a written complaint. “We did not write a complaint, we thought that it
would be unworthy of us to leave a written complaint, but I could not
forget this case,” Safarov said.

In reality, the accuser from Azerbaijan had simply nothing to write,
and they understood this quite well.

In addition, one of the best officers of Azerbaijan – Ramil Safarov –
spoke of his fears of Armenians and psychosis again saying, “I could
not sleep, I was thinking about the incident all the time, I felt that
my psychosis started again, just like in childhood. Like in the
childhood I started to feel horrified from the thought that now
Armenians will come and kill us. In the morning I could hardly get out
of bed, and I thought that we should go to the commander, but as the
first time he did not really listened to us, I changed my mind and
didn’t go to him again.”

Safarov then said, tried to start working on a report on Khojalu, but
could not work, because “psychosis, fears encompassed him”. Then he
went out and bought an ax, “for self defense”, in the town. “I felt
bad, I was thinking all the time, why should I be afraid of them, I’m
a man, I’m a soldier, I have to overcome this fear,” said Safarov
confessing about his complexes with Armenians.

“I was standing in the shower and hearing different voices, one voice
said “do not go”, and the other said “go.” It continued for a long
time. Then I went out of the room, went up to his door; his room was
next to mine and he lived with Hungarian cadet Balas Kuti, with whom I
was in good relations. I stood at his doors for a long time. To enter
or not? But I entered, turned on the light, from which G. Margaryan
woke up and wanted to get out of his bed. The voices spoke to me
again, I was covered with a cold sweat, I shouted and started to beat
him with an ax. But then Hungarian cadet woke up. I calmed him down,
saying that I had no problem with him. Then I went out of the room,”
Ramil Safarov told about his murder.

Safarov, confessed at the court that he had gone through the unlocked
door, while in 2012 while pardoning Safarov Azerbaijan, his countrymen
in various platforms, tried to prove that Margaryan allegedly opened
the door himself, and after new insults Safarov already hit him with
an ax. As you can see, the words of Safarov, that “Vesti.az” quotes,
completely refute the lies by Azerbaijani propaganda.

By the way, Safarov feared of Margaryan most. As stated in the court
verdict, Gurgen Margaryan was strong and athletic man, and Safarov
explained his choice of the weapon saying that he thought after the
first attack the victim will lose consciousness and will not be able
to resist again. The agency “Vesti.az” according to the Azerbaijani
false propaganda wrote as if the protocol of medical experts said: “On
Gurgen Margaryan’s body sixteen wounds have been found, some of them
he has received as a result of self-defense…” In reality there is no
such words written in this document.

Then Vesti.az brings the words of Safarov who confesses something
which the Azerbaijani propaganda tries to deny.
Safarov, after meanly and cowardly murdering Margaryan, tried to find
the second Armenian officer: “I went out into the hall and shouted
again; student from Uzbekistan came out on my shout. I asked the Uzbek
“Where does the second Armenian live? But I do not know why I wanted
to find him. I banged on several doors with my fist.”

It is noteworthy that “Vesti.az” cites all three forensic examination
of Ramil Safarov. “The first test” was held on February 23, in 2004 in
Russian, and the conclusion was that Safarov was imputative and was
conscious of the consequences of his action. The first testing also
concluded that Safarov has low intellectual level and does not meet
the level of a high school graduate, said “Vesti.az”, trying to
explain it by the poor knowledge of Russian of the murderer.

The second forensic examination carried out by the insistence of
Safarov’s defenders, on April 25, in 2005 with the participation of
Turkish language translator which Safarov knew well, came to the
conclusion that Safarov was reasonable at the moment of committing the
crime, but was subjected to average post-traumatic stress, and
Safarov’s ability to realize the consequences of his actions was
limited in average level.

Then the judge, faced with a variety of psychological assessments of
experts, appointed the third examination. Third examination which was
held on December 6, in 2005, also with the help of translator from
Turkish language, on which Safarov answered to the questions of the
experts, came to a conclusion: Safarov was under the influence of
strong post-traumatic stress, he was conscious, but he could not
completely control his actions; the intellectual level of Safarov is
satisfactory and meets his position and education.

However, perhaps, taking into consideration the fact that at the time
of the first test the Azerbaijani side had no time to “work over”
Safarov and tell him what to say and what not to, the judge upheld the
conclusions of the experts who conducted the first test of that,
“Safarov was sane and aware of the consequences of his act.”

The Hungarian court accused Safarov of “an exceptionally brutal and
pre-planned, carefully prepared murder committed with particular
cruelty with mean and low-lying motives, as well as in the attempted
murder of the second person, and thus sentenced the murderer to life
imprisonment, without the right to file petitions for 30 years.

On August 31, in 2012 extradition of Ramil Safarov to Azerbaijan and
his pardoning by the decree of the President of the Azerbaijani
Republic, Ilham Aliyev became known all over the world. In Azerbaijan
pardoned murderer Ramil Safarov was greeted as a hero, he was given an
apartment and he received officer’s salary for eight years which he
spent in prison.
Furthermore, the Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan awarded Safarov
with a special title of Major, wishing him “every success.”

In connection with the extradition of Safarov to Azerbaijan, Armenian
President Serzh Sargsyan announced termination of diplomatic relations
with Hungary. Safarov Extradition, pardoning and glorification in
Azerbaijan was condemned by the U.S. President Barack Obama, the U.S.
Department of State, Foreign Ministries of Russia and France,
Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Secretary General of the
CSTO, NATO, European Parliament and international human rights

Source: Panorama.am