Deputy parliamentary speaker: Double standards regarding release of Azerbaijani officer regrettable
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 3 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The double standards regarding the release of Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov are regrettable, deputy chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament Bahar Muradova told Trend.
However, she said, the important thing is that Ramil Safarov is in Azerbaijan.
"Ramil Safarov is free. To eliminate injustice against him the Azerbaijani President did a great job, and it gave a concrete result. The way different people perceive it reflects their position. I believe that such position is based on double standards," Muradova said.
She noted that both the government of Armenia, and several other countries in the legal and political context show different attitudes towards people who have committed crimes against humanity, as well as based on religious and ethnic motifs.
"Sometimes in these situations, the European countries show tolerance, or a crime motivated by Islamophobia is assessed as an ordinary crime that makes us at least surprise," Muradova said.
She noted that the desire of the people of Azerbaijan and the state was the elimination of injustice regarding the officer, who has taken steps to prevent abuse of Azerbaijan and its flag without fear of losing his future.
"This injustice has been eliminated. However, we cannot say that it was eliminated completely, because Safarov spent more than eight years in prison, and we can say that if for a crime he should be punished, he did so with a vengeance. Therefore it's necessary to create conditions for the services of such officers as Ramil, ready to sacrifice themselves, patriots of Azerbaijan," the deputy speaker said.