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The decision of the ECHR Chamber in the case of the murder of Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan was appealed to the Grand Chamber, said Siranush Sahakyan, the representative of the applicants to the ECHR.

On May 26, 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in the case of Makuchyan and Minasyan v. Azerbaijan and Hungary in connection with the legality of the transfer of Ramil Safarov, further pardon, and glorification. The European Court found that by pardoning a criminal, Azerbaijan violated the right to life of Gurgen Margaryan and Hayk Makuchyan, guaranteed by Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and fixed the Azerbaijani institutional policy of ethnic discrimination against Armenians.

However, the European Court did not see the connection of the state of Azerbaijan with the murder, based on the conclusion of the Hungarian verdict that Safarov acted in the status of a private person in the commission of these acts. The ECHR also exempted Hungary from liability.

According to the lawyer, considering the obvious importance of this case and the great public interest in it, we inform you that before the decision came into force, the decision of the Chamber of the European Court was appealed to the Grand Chamber.

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