BAKU: Azeri officer to stand trial February 8

Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
Jan 31 2005

Azeri officer to stand trial February 8


The trial of senior lieutenant Ramil Safarov, an officer in the
Azerbaijan Army, charged with murdering the Armenian serviceman
Gurgen Markarian in Budapest, Hungary, will be held on February 8.
The Azerbaijani officer will be provided with the second attorney
from Hungary to better defend his rights, lawyer Adil Ismayilov said.

Talks on the issue are underway and the Hungarian lawyer will be
named within the next two days, he said.
Safarov, who comes from Jabrayil District, Azerbaijan’s region
occupied by Armenia, murdered the Armenian officer for humiliating
his honor and dignity.*