August 31, 2012 - 16:46 AMT
Armenian President convokes National Security Council meeting

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.