Naira Zohrabyan, a member of the Armenian delegation o the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) addressed PACE delegates during the discussion of Azeri axe-killer Ramil Safarov's extradition.
"What happened on August 31 can be viewed as one of the most disgraceful developments of our times. Hungary, a member of the European Union, extradited life-termer Ramil Safarov who had killed with an axe Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan during a Budapest hosted NATO training exercise.on arriving in Baku, the Azerbaijani murderer was granted pardon as anti-Armenian xenophobia and Armenocide are views as the highest national heroism in Azerbaijan.
The disgraceful deal between Hungary and Azerbaijan was concluded before the civilized world. Moreover, delegates of this structure [PACE] were among the people who went to the airport to welcome and glorify Azerbaijan's ‘hero' who had brutally axed the sleeping Armenian officer. Safarov's extradition heralds the fiasco of all-European values and justice. In the result, criminal Safarov did not only become the indicator of impartiality of European justice, but also the biggest stigma of the entire Europe that adheres to universal human values.
Recently we have witnessed Azerbaijan buying European officials and delegates with its caviar and petrodollars. Some of them are sitting here, in this hall, beside us, and are not at least ashamed of the libel given to them - "Azerbaijani caviar lovers."
If Europe, European organizations and PACE do not take definite measures against Azerbaijan besides making statements they will seriously question European justice and European values. I think that everyone already realizes that that Nagorno-Karabakh can never be a part of a country where a murder on ethnic grounds is considered to be the greatest heroism.
Perhaps, Azerbaijan can afford to buy Olympic gold medals, pay an unprecedented ransom for a coward monster that was capable to kill a sleeping, but one thing I can tell you beyond doubt is that a country giving birth to Safarovs and glorifying people like Safarovs should be condemned by the civilized world.
I would like to finish my speech with the words of Azerbaijani publicist Yusif Sufin, "With this step, Azerbaijan boosted its image of a country that glorifies assassins."
So, it is just necessary to ask ourselves whether a country that glorifies murderers has its place in our family," said Naira Zohrabyan.