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2016, 03 Dekabr, şənbə, Bakı vaxtı 02:49

The Case Of Leyla And Arif Yunus At The Baku Court Of Appeal


Azerbaijan -- Leyla and Arif Yunus in happier times. Photo via Dinara Yunis

Azerbaijan -- Leyla and Arif Yunus in happier times. Photo via Dinara Yunis

Today, October 12, Baku Court of Appeal will hold a preliminary hearing on the appeal of Leyla and Arif Yunus following their sentence in August.

The Baku Court of Grave Crimes sentenced Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus to 8 years and 6 months and 7 years respectively on August 13.

The couple was charged with fraud, illegal business, tax evasion, and forgery. The treason charge brought against the couple will be tried in a separate court.

A number of international human rights wathdogs consider the arrest and the sentence political and are calling for the couple's immediate release.

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