JUSTICE MINISTER: ASSASSIN EXTRADITION A SLAP INTO HUNGARY'S FACE

PanARMENIAN.Net
August 31, 2012 - 22:14 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian Justice Minister Hrayr Tovmasyan reacted
to Hungary's decision to extradite Azeri assassin Ramil Safarov.

"The fact of extradition caused indignation and disappointment.

European values are human values and they advocate humanity. Thus,
the 1983 Strasbourg Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons
supposes extradition of convicts. However, justice and punishment
for a crime should never be undervalued," Tovmasyan said.

"Extradition of a criminal to a country, where his crime is treated
as a feat is a slap into Hungary's face," he said.

"Basing on the above said as well as on the statement by Armenia's
President Serzh Sargsyan, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of
Armenia severs relations with the Ministry of Public Administration
and Justice of Hungary," the Minister said.