YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 10. ARMINFO. The Judge and Public Prosecutor at the trial in the case of murder of the Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan have been appointed. Margaryan was killed in February, 2004 in Budapest by an Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov.
Talking to ARMINFO, the lawyer Nazely Vardanyan said that the Judge Andrash Baskuti will chair the trial, with the prosecution to be supported by Public Prosecutor Margaret Chohain. The trial is fixed for November 23, Vardanyan said that the trial will be in Hungarian, the parties are to provide themselves with translators. As it was reported, Nazely Vardanyan will protect the interests of the killed officer and those of another Armenian officer Hayk Makuchyan whose life was also attempted. Besides, the interests of sufferers will be protected by a Hungarian lawyer Gabriella Kaspar. Vardanyan said that she will participate in the trial and is currently engaged in preparation of visas.
In his turn, Azerbaijani lawyer Adil Ismaylov said that representative of the interests of Safarov’s family in Hungary told the Azerbaijani newspaper Echo that Safarov will be protected by Hungarian lawyer Peter Zalay who a relevant agreement on the trial was reached with. The layer said that Zalay informed him that the court made a decision to allow Safarov to be present at the trial. Interrogation of witnesses and other acts had not been determined yet. The trial will be open. Ismaylov said that they intend to achieve a punishment for Safarov, which would meet his deed. He said that he intends to appeal against the charge against Ramil Safarov.
Safarov is charged with Article No. 166.2 of the Hungarian CC providing for 10-15 years of imprisonment up to life imprisonment.