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Tensions rise over Azeri military officer`s release

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes that tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the pardoning of Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov -- who was transferred to his home country after being jailed for killing an Armenian officer in Hungary in 2004 -- will not affect the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, his spokesman, Martin Nesirky, was quoted by Russian RIA Novosti news agency as saying last week.
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