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2016, 04 Dekabr, bazar, Bakı vaxtı 10:38

Leyla And Arif Yunus Trial Begins Soon, Says The Lawyer


Azerbaijan -- Leyla Yunus, Director of the Institute of Peace and Democracy, and Arif Yunus, political scientist, combo, undated

Azerbaijan -- Leyla Yunus, Director of the Institute of Peace and Democracy, and Arif Yunus, political scientist, combo, undated

Investigation into Leyla and Arif Yunus case is about to finalize said Leyla Yunus lawyer Elchin Gambarov in an interview with Azadliq Radiosu. It is likely they both will appear in court soon.

The couple will be trialed only on the economic charges against them. The treason charge will be dealt with separately said the lawyer. It is possible the investigation into charges of treason might even be dropped. The final decision will be made by the investigative unit.

The couple was arrested last year among other prominent Azerbaijani rights defenders, activists and rights advocates. Leyla Yunus is accused of high treason, tax evasion and abuse of power.

Amnesty International declared the couple “prisoners of conscience”.

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