PACE DELEGATES REMINDED ABOUT RAMIL SAFAROV
01:13 PM | TODAY | POLITICS
During its June 26 session, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council
of Europe decided not to open a monitoring procedure in respect of
Hungary. After the resolution “Serious setbacks in the fields of the
rule of law and human rights in Hungary” was put into circulation at
the Assembly in January 2011, PACE’s Monitoring Committee recommended
to the Assembly to open a monitoring procedure in respect of Hungary.
Swedish delegate Kerstin Lundgren yesterday presented a report
on Hungary which caused a heated discussion among the European
parliamentarians. In this context, she reminded about the extradition
of Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov who had killed Armenian officer
Gurgen Margaryan during a 2004 NATO training event in Budapest.
In his turn, French delegate Francois Rochbloine said he did not
imagine that there would be need to monitor the state of human rights
and democracy in Hungary.
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