The decision of the Azerbaijani authorities to pardon and release from liability Ramil Safarov, extradited from the Republic of Hungary, runs contrary to the international law and questions the viability of the interstate crime suppression system.
This move is clearly made for the sake of political goals and cannot be justified in any way. Moreover, the glorification of criminal will only serve to the increase of already high regional tension.
I am convinced that the international community will not hesitate to make an objective assessment of what happened.
Source: CSTO [Original statement is in Russian. Translated to English by Karabakhfacts.com]