Hungary under pressure urging tough punishment for jailed Azeri officer – TV
ANS TV, Baku
13 May 04
[Presenter] The Hungarian Prosecutor-General’s Office has come under
pressure on different levels urging the toughest punishment for
Azerbaijani serviceman Ramil Safarov, charged with killing Armenian
officer Gurgen Markaryan in Budapest. ANS correspondent Parviz Soltanov
has a report from Budapest.
[Correspondent, on the phone] The preliminary investigation into
the case of Ramil Safarov is coming to an end. The precise date of
Safarov’s trial is still not known. The prosecutor said in connection
with Safarov’s case that they came under pressure from different
channels urging the toughest punishment for Safarov.
[Passage omitted: reported details]
The Hungarian press show great interest in this subject.
[Passage omitted: the newspapers reported on the history of the
problem and casualties and described it as an ethnic conflict]
The Armenian circles in Budapest are working together with lawyers
they invited from Yerevan.
Parviz Soltanov, ANS, Budapest.