martes, 30 de abril de 2013

Axe murderer convicted of killing an Armenian army officer pardoned

Ilham Aliyev, the president of Azerbaijan, have pardoned an axe murderer convicted of killing an Armenian army officer. The decision was met with unease across the border. But a month later when Ramil Safarov returned to Azerbaijan to a hero's welcome, long standing tensions between two countries have flared anew. Azerbaijan and Armenia have been fierce rivals since a war in 1988 over the disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh. The region's parliament had voted to join Armenia and Armenia-backed separatists took control of Nagorno-Karabakh from Azerbaijan. About 30000 people were killed and a million, mostly Azerbaijanis, were driven from their homes. Russia brokered a ceasefire in 1994 that left Nagorno Karabakh in Armenian hands. But the two sides have never signed a peace deal. Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from the capital Baku. Source, credit to Aljazeera- FAIR USE NOTICE: This video has been posted to further advance our understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, Technological, democratic, scientific, and social justice issues which constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107 for research and educational purposes.
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