On 9 December 2015, Leyla Yunus was released from detention and her 8.5-year prison sentence on charges of fraud and tax evasion was converted into a 5-year suspended sentence, following a decision by the Baku City Court of Appeal on the basis of a request from her lawyers with reference to her deteriorating health condition. Similarly the prison term of her husband, Arif Yunus was changed into a 5-year suspended one. He was released under house arrest on 12 November 2015. You can read our longer statement here.
HRDN’s statement: How to make the European Parliament a more visible, consistent and coherent actor in defending human rights and democracy worldwide
Following the European Parliament elections, new members will take their seats within different parliamentary Committees. …