Armenians Say Safarov Extradition, Pardon and Glorification ‘Wrong’, ‘Immoral’

Residents of Yerevan approached by RFE/RL’s Armenian Service and asked to share their thoughts on the recent extradition by Hungary of Ramil Safarov, a convicted axe-killer of Armenian army officer Gurgen Margarian, and his subsequent pardon in Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev, spoke angrily about the development, calling it wrong that the confessed murderer is being glorified and promoted as a hero in the neighboring republic.

Artur Papyan

Journalist, blogger, digital security and media consultant


  1. No matter how much oil money the criminal Aliyev spends, a terrorist remains a terrorist. Azerbaijan is a terrorist country, and the USA and EU have put that on the shelf to keep the oil flowing smoothly.

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  3. Thank you for this post – there are few English outlets abroad that convey what the average Armenian is saying and thinking. Have there been similar blog posts from Azerbaijan? We of course hear the official news sources, but what is the average Azerbiajani saying in the streets of Baku? I’ve shared your post on

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