BAKU: Ramil Safarov Sentenced To Eight Months

RAMIL SAFAROV SENTENCED TO EIGHT MONTHS

Azeri Press Agency, Azerbaijan
Nov 18 2006

The trial on the case of Ramil Safarov, sentenced to life imprisonment
for the murder of Armenian Army officer Gurgen Margaryan, for the
claim raised by jailers was held yesterday in Budapesht.

Azeri embassy in Hungary told APA that the officers of the Embassy
participated at the court. Hungarian lawyer Clara Fisher defended
his rights on the case.

He got 8-month suspended sentence under Article 229 of the Criminal
Code (resistance to officers).

While being kept in Hungarian prison in 2004, jailers asked Ramil for
a telephone card. But Ramil could not understand Hungarian which led
to an incident between them. Eight jailers tied his hands and used
force. Though lawyers for the Azerbaijani lieutenant appealed to
court related to this matter, the court dismissed the appeal saying
there was no evidence. Then the opposite side raised counterclaim.

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