Leyla Yunus released from prison / Summary: Hearing 7 (December 9)

Summary: Hearing 7 (December 9)   * Defense lawyers made speeches at the hearing, requesting the acquittal of Leyla and Arif Yunus; *  Arif Yunus made a speech stating that he and Leyla Yunus reject the charges against them, and requesting the court to acquit them on medical grounds; *  When Leyla Yunus was making her speech, the judge turned off the microphone and interrupted her; *  The victim’s representative in his speech noted that the appellate complaints were unfounded and requested that the original verdict of Baku Grave Crimes...

Leyla Yunus released

  Human rights defender Leyla Yunus was released by the Baku Court of Appeal on December 9. The court overturned the penalty given under Article 320 of the Criminal Code (falsification of documents) due to the expiry of the prosecution deadline, and issued a 5-year suspended sentence for Leyla Yunus on the remaining charges.   Her husband, Arif Yunus, was earlier released on a 5-year suspended sentence. The appellate court also rescinded the decision to seize the apartment belonging to Dinara Yunus, the daughter of Arif and Leyla.
Start typing to see posts you are looking for.