BAKU: Safarov case continues

AzerNews, Azerbaijan
March 25 2004

Safarov case continues

The investigation into the criminal case of Senior Lieutenant Ramil
Safarov, an officer of the Azerbaijani Army, who is accused of
murdering his Armenian counterpart during NATO training courses in
Budapest, Hungary, is nearing completion.

Safarov killed the Armenian officer on February 19, 2004 after being
insulted by him. At a meeting with Zahid Oruj, a member of the
Coordination Council of the Committee for Protection of Ramil
Safarov’s Rights, Peter Zalay, Safarov’s advocate, said that the
results of the initial investigation would be known after March 21.

Zahid Oruj presented the advocate with all the necessary
documentation, a book outlining the Garabagh developments published
in English and newspaper cuttings featuring public opinion towards
the Azerbaijani officer. The Coordination Council’s working group
told AssA-Irada that Safarov’s health and psychological condition
were good and that no undue pressure had been exerted on him.