Georgia Refuses to Transfer Men Suspected of Murdering Journalist to Azerbaijan
Georgia, Tbilisi / Trend corr.N.Kirtskhalia, К.Zarbaliyeva / Georgia has refused Azerbaijan the delivery of two men suspected of murdering the Azerbaijani journalist, Elmar Huseynov.
Elmar Huseynov, Editor-in-Chief of the opposition Monitor journal, was murdered at his doorway on 2 March. According to one version of the investigation, the journalist's killers have found refuge in Georgia and are hiding; this is why officials from the Azerbaijani Prosecutor Office have been in Georgia since 17 July.
The Georgian Prosecutor General's Office has reported that the Azerbaijani detectives did not reveal any new evidence that could result in charging the two Georgian citizens of murder. "We have rendered assistance to our Azerbaijani colleagues to investigate this case in Georgian territory," Georgian Prosecutor General's Office reported.
Arif Babayev, Chief of the Public Communication Centre at the National Security Ministry of Azerbaijan, announced the Azerbaijani investigators' visit to Georgia.