February 18, Nasimi District Court extended human rights activist Leyla Yunus pre-trial detention period by an additional five months.
Elchin Gambarov, lawyer informed Azadliq Radiosu on the decision. According to the lawyer, the decision to extend the detention period was made based on the recommendation of the investigative body.
Yunus, director of Peace and Democracy Institute was arrested last year on July 30 and placed in three months pre-trial detention. On October 24, her detention period was extended by an additional four months. On February 28, her detention period was to expire.
Human rights activist is accused of treason and fraud.