BUDAPEST, FEBRUARY 8. ARMINFO. The trial of Ramil Safarov, Azeri officer axing his Armenian counterpart Gurgen Margaryan in Hungary Feb 19 2004, resumed in Budapest today.
The defense of the Azerbaijani officer tried to bring the judicial process to the political field, but the judge prevented her attempts. The defense also disagreed with the resolution of judicial medics insisting that an Azerbaijani specialist examine Safarov, which was also rejected. The verdict will be announced after another two sittings on 10 May and 27 September. The verdict’s announcement was postponed because of the absence of a witness, a Latvian officer, who lived in the same room with Margaryan and avoided Safarov’s axe by chance. The second witness in the case was also absent from the trial because of illness, it was another Azerbaijani officer who knew about the intentions of Safarov but did not informed anyone of them before the crime.