Trial date of Leyla and Arif Yunus’s case changed

Trial date of Leyla and Arif Yunus’s case changed
# 13 July 2015 07:24 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Shahriyar Alizade – APA. A trial date for the cases of Leyla Yunus, the imprisoned director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy, and his husband Arif Yunus scheduled for today at Baku Court of Grave Crimes was changed.

The trial to be presided over by judge Afgan Hajiyev was scheduled for July 15.

On 30 July 2014, Nasimi district court in Baku sentenced Leyla Yunus to three months in prison. A criminal case was launched against her under articles #274 (treason), 178.3.2 (fraud with causing damage in the large size), 192.2.2 (illegal business with extraction of income in the large size), 213.2.2 (tax evasion with causing damage in large amount), 320.1 (Fake of certificate or other official document giving the rights or releasing from duties, with a view of its use or selling of such document, as well as manufacturing in same purposes or selling of counterfeit state awards of the Azerbaijan Republic, stamps, seals, forms) and 320.2 (use of obviously counterfeit documents provided in article 320.1) of the Criminal Code.

Arif Yunus was arrested on 5 August 2014 over charges under articles #178.3.2 (fraud with causing damage in the large size) and 274 (treason) of the Criminal Code.

The criminal case on Leyla and Arif Yunus under article #274 (treason) has been sent to a separate trial. The Baku Court of Grave Crimes is currently considering the cases on fraud and other crimes.

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