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Hungary must claim back Ramil Safarov, political expert Stepan Grigoryan told journalists on Wednesday.
He said that formally Hungary, as a party extraditing a sentenced person, complied with the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, but Azerbaijan, as a party receiving that person, broke almost all points of that convention.
"It was certainly a bargain. Simply, the Hungarian authorities did not expect that the Azeris would pardon Safarov so quickly. I am sure that the Azeris promised that they would keep him in jail for a few years more," Grigoryan said.
He said that the Azeri authorities are certainly surprised to see that their actions have raised such a big wave of protest worldwide and that the protesters are mostly non-Armenians. "Now the world can see that the Armenians can be consolidated against injustice," Grigoryan said.
He does not think that it will be right on Armenia's part to kill Safarov. "Armenia is a civilized country and can solve its problems by means of diplomacy. On the other hand, I fully support the Armenian President's tough attitude. One must be tough in such cases. In his speech the President made it clear that we will defend our country and people, but he did not say anything about assassination attempt," the expert said.