Armenian President convokes National Security Council meeting

Armenian President convokes National Security Council meeting

PanARMENIAN.Net - Today, Aug. 28Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan convoked a meeting of National Security Council (NSC) of Armenia.

President Sargsyan also convoked a special meeting of heads of diplomatic representatives and international organizations accredited in Armenia.

Earlier, Azerbaijani media reported that Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan’s assassin Ramil Safarov was extradited to Azerbaijan from Hungary, where he was serving a life sentence.

Lieutenant of the Armenian Armed Forces Gurgen Margaryan, 26, was hacked to death, while asleep, by a fellow Azerbaijani participant, lieutenant Ramil Safarov, in Budapest during a three-month English language course in the framework of NATO-sponsored Partnership for Peace program.

On April 13, 2006, Budapest District Court sentenced Safarov to life in prison for murdering Margaryan. On February 22, 2007, Budapest Court rejected the Azerbaijani military officer's appeal against the verdict, precluding possibility of pardon for the initial 30 years.

By a decree of then-President of Armenia, Robert Kocharian, officer Margaryan was awarded with a posthumous Medal for Courage on February 19, 2005.

 Top stories
Marina Ohanjanyan, spokeswoman for the Investigative Service, confirmed the news to PanARMENIAN.Net.
Putin said Russia appreciates relations with Armenia, which are based on friendshop and mutual respect.
The Prime Minister could not reveal exactly how many Tor systems had been delivered due to military secrecy.
Armenian ambassador Hasmik Tolmajian thanked the Senators for the decision on December 18 evening.
Partner news