Hungarian Court Postpones Safarov Trial

BUDAPEST (Armenpress)–A Hungarian court has postponed the trail of an Azeri officer accused of murdering his Armenian counterpart–until May 10.

Attorney Nazeli Vardanian–who is representing the interests of the slain officer’s family–revealed that the court has postponed the trial because two witnesses–one from Azerbaijan–the other from Lithuania–did not show up in court for the scheduled February 8 trial. She also said that psychiatrists and other experts have found the defendant Ramil Safarov–physically and mentally fit to stand trail.

Safarov is accused of slaying of Gurgen Margarian–on February 19–2004–while both officers were attending a NATO-sponsored English language training courses in Hungary. The Azeri officer is charged with first-degree and attempted murder–and could face 10 years to life imprisonment–if found guilty.

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