HUNGARIAN-ARMENIAN SINGER FEARS THAT AZERBAIJANI MURDERER'S EXTRADITION COULD AFFECT STABILITY OF WHOLE REGION
Gaya Arutyunyan, a Hungary-based singer of Armenian origin, believes that the events in connection with Ramil Safarov's extradition from Hungary to Azerbaijan could adversely affect the stability of the whole region. She stated this in an interview with Lángoló Gitárok, a Hungarian music blog.
The singer also said this case could lead to more deaths and an outbreak of a new wave of violence, Global Voices website informs.
"It seems that to some politicians money means more than the honor of their own country, or their relations with other countries. This case could affect the stability of the whole region," Gaya Arutyunyan noted.
Armenian News-NEWS.am reported earlier that Ramil Safarov, a lieutenant in the Azerbaijani military, was extradited on August 31 from Hungary, where he was serving a life sentence—and with no expression of either regret or remorse—for the premeditated axe murder of Armenian lieutenant Gurgen Margaryan, in his sleep, during a NATO Partnership for Peace program in Budapest back in 2004.
As expected, Ramil Safarov's return to Baku was welcomed, as was his act of murder, by the officials of president Ilham Aliyev's government and much of Azerbaijani society, and the Azerbaijani president immediately granted him a pardon.
And Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan announced on August 31 that Armenia is suspending its diplomatic ties with Hungary.
Ramil Safarov's pardoning is condemned by virtually all international organizations.
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