STATEMENT BY NSC SPOKESMAN TOMMY VIETOR ON AZERBAIJAN'S DECISION TO PARDON RAMIL SAFAROV

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Aug 31 2012

President Obama is deeply concerned by today's announcement that
the President of Azerbaijan has pardoned Ramil Safarov following
his return from Hungary. Safarov confessed to the murder of Armenian
Army officer Gurgen Margaryan in Budapest in 2004, and was serving a
life sentence in Hungary for this brutal crime. We are communicating
to Azerbaijani authorities our disappointment about the decision to
pardon Safarov. This action is contrary to ongoing efforts to reduce
regional tensions and promote reconciliation. The United States is
also requesting an explanation from Hungary regarding its decision
to transfer Safarov to Azerbaijan.

Source: whitehouse.gov


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