PanARMENIAN.Net – The recent developments in Hungary and pardon of a criminal by Azerbaijan have expanded the gap between the Armenian and Azeri people, according to a representative of United Caucasus Youth Assembly.
“The murder of an Armenian office and the reaction of the Azerbaijani people proved Azerbaijan’s hostility towards Armenia,” Rafi Abdul Jabar said.
“It’s not a secret that Azerbaijan will seek support among the Muslims of Caucasus and Afghanistan, but will hardly get such. After a murderer was treated like a hero, no Muslim will back Azerbaijan, as the Koran equates the taking of even one human life unjustly with killing all of humanity,” he said.
“A real Muslim would condemn but never laud a murder of a man, especially a man in his sleep,” the activist said.
Ramil Safarov, who was sentenced to life by a Hungarian court for the murder of Armenian office Gurgen Margaryan in February 2004, was extradited to Azerbaijan on Aug 31 and immediately pardoned by the country’s President Ilham Aliyev.
In response, Armenia suspended diplomatic relations with Hungary.