Armenia’s Ministry of Diaspora issued an appeal to Armenians across the globe, calling for action against the extradition and pardon of Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan’s murderer Ramil Safarov.
The Ministry said:
“Leaders of the traditional Armenian political parties, pan-Armenian structures, youth and women’s organizations, humanitarian, athletic, cultural and educational institutions, editors of Armenian media outlets.
The time has come for the nation to unite as one. It is an extraordinary occasion because once again, the Armenian state and nation have been intrigued, especially in the 21st century, and the Azerbaijani who brutally hacked Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan in Hungary has been released.
We emphasize with pain and disappointment that Hungary, which is a member country of the European family and considers itself developed and democratic, formed a part of that intrigue by making a deal with Azerbaijan and violating European values and laws.
With this Hungary inspired cannibal-monsters, encouraged criminals, paved the way for assassinations on the ethnic and religious grounds and proved that today’s Hungarian authorities do not deserve to be part of Europe and be considered a member of the European family, and all this is taking place in the heart of Europe and in front of the eyes of all mankind.
As for the President of Azerbaijan, he took Europe’s side with his psychology of feudalism and, staying true to his essence of being a totalitarian sultan, committed another illegal act and released the criminal by signing an “edict”.
We are certain that Armenian communities around the world will raise their voice, will take advantage of their contacts and will do everything possible to
1. organize massive protests in front of Hungary’s diplomatic representations in the given countries,
2. demand that the government and the parliamentarians of their respective countries of residence
a) influence Azerbaijan to annul such a humiliating decree on pardon and return the criminal back to the prison cell in which he belongs,
b) condemn the Hungarian government’s actions and demand that European organizations apply sanctions against Hungary,
c) turn the issue of Azerbaijan’s future European integration into a topic of discussion through parliamentarians within the Council of Europe since the illegal act committed by the leader of that country does not fall in line with European laws, the system of values and the spirit of humanitarianism,
3. condemn the illegal deal and actions of the Hungarian government and the President of Azerbaijan through the mass media,
4. appeal to worthy citizens of Hungary to express their disagreement with the Hungarian government’s decision and condemn it through demonstrations, speeches, letters and other actions.
It is offensive that, when handing the criminal over to Azerbaijan, the Hungarian government did not even recall the thousands of Armenians who had sacrificed their lives and become heroes in the fight for Hungary’s independence and freedom along with the people of Hungary, or hasn’t the Armenian community made its worthy contribution to Hungary’s development in the past and isn’t it making that contribution today?
The time has come for us to unite. The 10 million Armenians around the world will express their protest and anger against this flagrant injustice. Whoever shuts an eye to illegitimacy and monstrous brutalities will find himself as the victim someday as well.”