The Hungarian government signed a €3 billion-deal for Ramil Safarov’s extradition, but this amount has not been given to
In the armenologist’s view, the promised money could be transferred, or perhaps not, but
“Knowing that there was a danger of pardoning the criminal, the Hungarian government demanded a guarantee from the Azerbaijani government, and the Azerbaijani Justice Ministry gave such guarantee. The Hungarian government was convinced that Safarov would continue serving the same sentence [, but this time in
And with respect to the query as to why the Hungarian government resorted to this measure and made such deal specifically with Azerbaijan, Zigmund Benedek responded by saying that Hungary’s economy is in a terrible condition. In his words, the country attempted to receive assistance but was unsuccessful. And since
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
To note, the Hungarian press likewise had written that Safarov’s extradition could be a part of a secret deal worth €3 billion that was made between the governments of