Appeal against Court Sentence for Azerbaijani Officer Raised

Society Materials 10 April 2007 20:19 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku / Т corr K. Zarbaliyeva / The sentence and the verdict of the Court of Appeal were announced to the attorney of an Azerbaijani Armed Forces officer, Ramil Safarov, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Budapest Court on 13 April, 2006.

Attorney Ikram Shirinov, a member of the Safarovs and a representative of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, reported on 10 April that he had received translated forms of the verdict made by the Court of Appeal on the case of an Armenian officer's death and prison supervisors.

Shirinnov noted that he had spoken to Safarov on 10 April. They discussed the idea of an appeal. But they failed to complete the discussion due to a network breakdown.

The attorney stated that he would study the decision of the Court of Appeal dating back to 22 February 2007 within a week. The draft of the appeal is ready. It will be sent to the court next month.

At the decision made by the Pesht District Court in 2006, Safarov was condemned to an eight month suspended sentence. He was accused of insubordination to supervisors of the investigation cell.