Tag archive of Arif Yunus

Transparency International Azerbaijan Chapter Head testifies for the prosecution

  Summary: Second Hearing during the Trial of Leyla and Arif Yunus (July 27 2015)   ·      A witness for the prosecution, Rena Safaraliyeva, the head of the Transparency International Azerbaijani Chapter, concluded her time on the stand with a grilling from defence lawyers. Safaraliyeva, who claims to be a victim in the case, testified about the alleged damages she had suffered. Safaraliyeva failed to substantiate

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After year in detention, Leyla Yunus appears before court in Baku

    It’s been almost a year since Azerbaijan civil society last saw human rights defender Leyla Yunus. Today she appeared in court – ill, fatigued, and kept in an isolated glass cage – on trial for the first time since she was charged with a ludicrous cocktail of crimes, ranging from tax evasion to high treason. It was also the first time she has seen her husband Arif after many months of being kept apart, detained in separate facilities.

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