ArmInfo. Azerbaijani authorities appealed to the government of Cyprus with a request to extradite the former lawmaker of the European Parliament, a loyal friend of the Armenian people, Eleni Theocharous, MP from the ruling "My Step" bloc Mkhitar Hayrapetyan wrote on his Fcaebook page.
Hayrapetyan, in particular, noted: "It is obvious that we are dealing with the manifestation of Azerbaijani hysteria. In 2015, Baku made a similar request to Interpol to detain a Cypriot activist who visited Artsakh, however, it was refused. I, as the head of the inter-parliamentary commission of Armenia- Cyprus, discussed the current situation with my Cypriot colleague Nikos Tornaridis, and then had a telephone conversation with Eleni Theocharous, expressing support to her, "Hayrapetyan noted.
The MP stressed that principled politicians who are fighting for the truth and never afraid of difficulties are a good example not only for their country, but also for other peoples. "Azerbaijan should remember that attempts to distract the public from the country's internal problems will not work in the long term," Hayrapetyan concluded.