Foreign Minister of Cyprus, holding presidency in the Council of EU in 2012, Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis expressed concern and regret for Azerbaijani president’s pardon and release of murderer Ramil Safarov. The statement reads:
“I conveyed my deep regret and concern for the Azeri Presidential pardon and release of the Azerbaijani army officer Ramil Sahib Safarov who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the heinous murder of the Armenian Army officer Gurgen Marrgaryan in 2004.
It is imperative that
We deeply regret and deplore this Presidential pardon and the damage inflicted by the actions that followed the release, aimed at glorifying this hideous crime, to the reconciliation efforts with