September 1, 2012 - 16:26 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Council of the International European Movement in Armenia has addressed a letter to President of International European Movement Jo Leinen, Chairman of working group of International European Movement on Enlargement and Neighborhood Ksenija Milenkovic, President of European Movement in Hungary Norbert Kroo and President of European Movement in Azerbaijan Ramin Hajili.
“It was a huge disappointment to receive the information about the extradition of Ramil Safarov by Hungarian authorities. As we predicted, the president of Azerbaijan pardoned the killer immediately and the Azerbaijani society honored the killer as a hero,” the letter says.
“All of us, as the members of European Movement, are honored to follow and spread the European values. During our mission we appreciate our role in our societies and nations being the locomotive of European integration process. While being a member of EU and NATO, Hungary, by extraditing Ramil Safarov, betrayed all these values, discredited the European reputation and exchanged the justice for caviar.
Not aiming to comment further, European Movement of Armenia rejects to send a delegation to Baku, Azerbaijan for a meeting planned for November 2012. We have nothing to do in a country where the killers become heroes even by the society.
European Movement in Armenia supports the decision of the President of the Republic of Armenia on cutting diplomatic ties with Hungary.
We call the President of International European Movement to make an immediate statement, to assess the actions of Hungarian authorities, to demand from the Council of Europe to suspend the membership of Azerbaijan and to demand from EU to drop the assistance provided to Azerbaijan. We expect the same from our colleagues in European Movements in Hungary and Azerbaijan.”