An Armenia lawyer will travel February 2 to Budapest to defend the interests
of the family of Gurgen Margarian, an Armenian officer who was hacked to death
by his Azeri colleague, Ramil Safarov last February.
The officers were attending an English-language course within the framework
of the Partnership for Peace program, which is aimed at increasing co-operation
between neutral and former Soviet bloc nations and NATO in peacekeeping and
The trial was started last year but was adjourned until February 8. The court
will hear an Azerbaijani and also a Lithuanian officers who were also attending
the courses, apart from psychologist and criminal experts. If found guilty
Safarov may face up to 15 year prison sentence.