Murder should be condemned, not rewarded: Harold Albrecht
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 20, ARMENPRESS: Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht of Canada addressed to the Mr. speaker on Ramil Safarov extradition, reports Armenpress citing parliament press service. ''I rise today to express my utter contempt and complete disbelief of recent developments in the case of Azerbaijani military officer, Ramil Safarov. On August 31, Safarov was transferred from Hungary to Azerbaijan to ostensibly serve out a life prison sentence for the brutal murder of an Armenian military officer in 2004. Upon his return, he was pardoned and released. These developments are of real concern to Canada, and in particular to Canadians of Armenian descent who want peace in their homeland. Murder should be condemned, not rewarded. Canada continues to support the ongoing peace process, and we will continue to promote regional cooperation and reconciliation. We encourage all parties to take the necessary measures to increase trust and constructively contribute to the peace process between Armenia and Azerbaijan'' stated Harold Albrecht.
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''At the same time we hope that Your Government will takes decisive measures for reprimanding Baku for their breach of international laws, endangering the fragile peace process of Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as for having dishonored the agreement made between the Justice Departments of respective country'' stated in the letter.
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This issue had been discussed in the Hungarian Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee.