July 13, Leyla and Arif Yunus were scheduled to appear in a court room to start their trial. However, the hearing was postponned until July 15 according to Azadliq Radiosu. No reasons for the change in date were provided.
A number of embassy representatives appeared in court including Kati Piri, member of the European Parliament who traveled to Baku to attend the hearing.
Leyla Yunus, director of Peace and Democracy Institute was arrested July 30, 2014 while her husband, Arif Yunus was arrested August 5 of last year. The couple is charged with treason, illegal entrepreneurship, tax evasion, fraud, and forgery.