On April 13 Budapest court has sentenced Azeri military officer Ramil Safarov to life imprisonment, legal representative of Mr Safarovs family, lawyer Adil Ismaylov told Trend.
The sentence passed by Judge Andrash Vashkuti says within the framework of NATO program Partnership in the name of peace Azeri military officer Ramil Safarov was sent by the Ministry of defense to Hungary for participation in English language trainings in January-February 2004. Several days before the end, on February 19, he slaughtered Armenian officer Gurgen Markaryan with an axe.
The Judge said the results of the expert review submitted to the court prove Mr Safarov to have been sane that moment.
Mr Ismaylov said also that after receiving the court decision by Hungarian lawyers they will appeal to the higher legal instances.
We remind that the court four times arranged an expert review of Mr Safarovs psychological state. The review results showed some discrepancy. First results blaming Mr Safarov were not accepted by the judge. Hungarian legislation allows only three reviews to arrange by the judge. But the judge violated the law and arranged the fourth expert review. The last review concluded that at the moment of crime and afterwards Mr Safarov was in a sound mind. The lawyers said the judge had been biased and the last review was conducted incorrectly.
In his last words Mr Safarov did not admit his guilt and said the reason for murder was the deep offense of state flag of Azerbaijan by G. Markaryan and his rude words in address of Azeri people.