U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky expressed Ban’s concern
Thursday at developments following Lt. Ramil Safarov’s transfer from
Hungary last month. Safarov confessed to killing Lt. Gurgen Markarian
while both were in Hungary for a 2004 NATO language course.
said Ban emphasizes that all U.N. members have a responsibility “to
adhere to international standards and principles of rule of law in
criminal cases in order to ensure accountability and fight impunity.”
Azerbaijan and Armenia are ex-Soviet neighbors locked in a conflict over the mountainous territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.