Hungary's decision to transfer Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov to Azerbaijan may worsen the situation in the region, Club of Young Diplomats NGO said in its statement, condemning this step of Hungary.
"The person to have extradited Safarov to Azerbaijan was Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban who, to put it mildly, is not very popular in his country and the Eurozone. The matter concerns $2-3 billion, in return for which the murderer was freed. Recently Hungary requested a huge credit from the European Union to alleviate somewhat its expenses.
What is amazing is that this is taking place in a country that has been an EU member since 2004, moreover, in 2011 it presided over the EU for six months. The EU constantly uses every rostrum to urge other countries to be bearers of European values and become more democratic. At the same time the same European value is sold within the EU, by one of its members for several billion dollars", the statement reads.
The Club of Young Diplomats NGO calls on the EU to revise once again the mechanisms of regulating actions of EU member states.
In February 2004, Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan was brutally murdered by Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov during a NATO-organized English language course. The trial lasted two years, with Safarov being sentenced to life imprisonment without a possibility to appeal until 2036. On February 22, 2007, a Hungarian court of appeal upheld the ruling.