Armenian minister urges Azeris not to turn officer’s trial into “show”
26 Mar 04
Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan is sure that Azerbaijan will
not succeed in making a “show” of the trial of Azerbaijani officer
Ramil Safarov charged with killing an Armenian officer in Budapest ,
the minister told a news conference in Yerevan today.
Asked about the possibility of such a turn of events, Vardan Oskanyan
said he didn’t see how the Azerbaijani side could do that because the
crime is obvious and all evidence is against the Azerbaijani officer.
“I think that all such attempts will have an opposite effect,” the
minister said and added that the Armenian side would monitor the way
the trial is progressing. The minister also expressed the hope that
the criminal would be punished severely.
Passage omitted: Known details of the Budapest killing