Armenia Suspends Relations with Hungary | changethru.info
Aug 31, President Serzh Sarkisian suspended all relations with Hungary Friday in the aftermath of that country decision to covertly extradite an Azeri. Sep 2, Another Facebook group, “Hungarians are sorry, Armenia,” had 2, “Likes.” As for Armenian-Hungarian relations, it's too late to fix them. Armenia suspended diplomatic relations with Hungary in August of , when Hungary transferred to Azerbaijan Ramil Safarov, who murdered Armenian.
Ramil Safarov sentenced to life in prison in Hungary for hacking to death Armenian officer, Lt. Gurgen Markarian, was sent back to Azerbaijan Friday and, despite assurances, was immediately pardoned and freed by Azeri President Ilham Aliyev.
Safarov was given a life sentence in by the Budapest City Court after he confessed to killing Markarian while both were in Hungary for a NATO language course. In very terse remarks, Sarkisian condemned Hungary for the transfer and also criticized the international community for not responding to apparent warnings by Armenia, which adhered to international calls to not politicize the case.
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As you should know, an officer of the Azeri military who had killed Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan, was transferred to Azerbaijan.
The President of Azerbaijan — and we have been warning about it — has immediately granted pardon to him. I do not want to revisit the circumstances of the murder of Gurgen Margaryan; you are very well aware of them. As the trial had demonstrated, the horrendous manslaughter took place only because Gurgen Margaryan was an Armenian.
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Immediately after this crime had been perpetrated the Hungarian authorities as well as our partners — EU and NATO member States, were continually urging us to refrain from politicizing that process. We were continually urged to trust the judiciary of Hungary, a member State to those important alliances.
We have been closely following all the developments around that criminal. This issue has been discussed during each and every meeting with the President, Speaker of the Parliament, Foreign Minister and Ambassador of Hungary, and we have been assured on numerous occasions that such a transfer or a return of a criminal to Azerbaijan was excluded.
We have received that same response to our requests during our contacts just a few days ago with the representatives of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry and Parliament. But as a result of perfidious developments the murderer has turned up in Baku and got released. The young officers were supposed to study English in the Hungarian capital. Ramil Safarov, an Aziri national, purchased an ax locally, and one night when the Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan was asleep, he brutally hacked him into pieces.
He showed no remorse for his crime. In addition, while in jail he attacked the guards, for which he received two and a half years in a separate trial.
Armenia Suspends Relations with Hungary
In the verdict was announced: And indeed, just as predicted, Safarov was greeted at home as a national hero and immediately received clemency from the president. The minister of defense bestowed on him the rank of major.
Hungary is the odd man out. Of course, this case will not create such an outcry as the Safarov case did.
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After all, it was a murder case. On the other hand, Hungarian relations with Kazakhstan have been close ever since When we go to Brussels, we have no relatives there.
But when we come to you in Kazakhstan we are at home. This is a strange feeling that people have to go to the East in order to feel at home.
Therefore, it is always with great pleasure that the Hungarian delegation comes here.