YEREVAN, September 3. /ARKA/. Armenia’s Office of Prosecutor General has called back a group of its personnel having a training course at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, the press service of the agency said today.
According to the report, three Armenian prosecutors who were sent to Budapest on August 18 and were to complete the course on November 11, will return to Armenia tomorrow in accordance with the order of the chief prosecutor Aghvan Hovsepian.
"Extradition of criminals creates a climate of impunity, a fertile ground for crimes recurrence. In such circumstances, the Office of Prosecutor General of Armenia considers it impossible for its employees to continue attending the course in Budapest", the report says.
In a related development Armenian Academy of Sciences said it was suspending all ties with peers fr om Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Ramil Safarov, an Azerbaijani army Lt. convicted by a Hungarian court to life in prison for killing an Armenian colleague had been sent by Hungary back to Azerbaijan to serve his prison sentence wh ere he was pardoned by Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev.
Lt. Ramil Safarov was given a life sentence in 2006 by a Hungarian court after he confessed to killing Lt. Gurgen Margarian, an Armenian, while both were in Hungary for a 2004 NATO language course.
Azerbaijan’s president decision prompted Armenia to suspend diplomatic ties with Hungary. -0-