(The following letter was sent to Laszlo Pordany, Hungary’s ambassador to Canada, in Ottawa.)
Dear Mr. Ambassador,
I am raising my voice of disapproval for your Government’s act of negligence releasing a murderer called Ramil Safarov. A killer judged by law and serving a life sentence in your country was released and sent back to his country of ori gin, Azerbaijan.
A childish and a naive act of good-willingness resulted in making a hero out of a criminal. As matter of fact as per a news release, the killer on his return has been congratulated by Aliyev, cleared of any guilt awarded over eight years’ worth of salary for the time he spent in a Hungarian prison, and gifted him with an apartment.
As per another report from news.az, the Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev pro- moted Ramil Safarov from the rank of lieutenant to major, a day after the latter was extradited to Azerbaijan from Hungary and received a pardon from Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
I am full of disgust for the way your government acted.