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"The 1983 Strasbourg Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons which the Azerbaijani and Hungarian authorities rely on to justify extradition and pardon of Azerbaijani murderer Ramil Safarov are not applicable to the given case, for we deal with infringement of human right to life, says Levon Grigoryan," an expert in the International Law.
He told media on Wednesday that Safarov case is qualified by all the international instances as violation of the right to life by Azerbaijan.
"Nevertheless, it is naive to hope that Safarov will be jailed after the case is heard at international instances," the expert said.
He thinks that Gurgen Margaryan's family will probably receive compensation for moral damage in the amount of several dozens of thousands euros. However, application to the International Court did not pursue financial compensation. It was an attempt to stop ethnic discriminations in Azerbaijan. Gevorgyan could not say when specifically the case will be heard at the International Court of Arbitration because that instance hears cases for 3-6 years to avoid hasty decisions.
Earlier on August 31 the Armenian authorities adopted a decision to suspend diplomatic relations and official contacts with Hungary. President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan made public the decision at a special meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions on Friday after the Hungarian authorities extradited Azeri officer Ramil Safarov, who was sentenced by a Hungarian court to life in jail for killing sleeping Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan with an axe in Budapest in 2004. Both the officers were undergoing an English language course under the NATO PfP program. The same day after Safarov's extradition,
Azeri President Ilham Aliyev decreed to pardon the criminal.