European Court of Human Rights rejects Armenia's claim on Azerbaijani officer’s case (UPDATE)

Politics Materials 8 September 2020 20:07

Details added (first version posted on 19:40)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 8

By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected Armenia's claim in connection with Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov’s case, Trend reports on Sept. 8.

The claim of two claimants including the grandfather of Armenian officer, Gurgen Margaryan, who was killed in Budapest, - Samvel Minosyan, and Hayk Mukuchyan against Azerbaijan and Hungary was not met.

The court rejected the allegations about the interrelation of the incident with Azerbaijan, considering the murder of Margaryan as Safarov’s deed.

Following another court decision, no procedural violations were found in connection with the extradition of Safarov to Azerbaijan and the claims against Hungary were also rejected.

“The ECHR rejected Armenia's claim against Azerbaijan and Hungary in connection with Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov’s case,” Azerbaijani MP, member of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, Asim Mollazade told Trend on Sept. 8.

"A meeting of the PACE Committee on Political Affairs was also held,” Mollazade said. “This issue, as well as the military provocation committed by Armenia in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district on the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border last month was discussed during the meeting."