- Posted April 28, 2014 by
Leyla Yunus and her husband detained at Baku airport
The known right defender Leyla Yunus and her husband, specialist on conflicts Arif Yunusov, were detained in the Baku airport late evening of April 28 before departure to Doha. From Doha they were heading to Paris, then to Brussels for EU action.
When passing the border point they were told that their leaving the country is prohibited. After the Western diplomats accompanying the spouses, in the face of the French Ambassador and the Deputy U.S. Ambassador spoke to the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, Novruz Mammadov, Yunus and her husband were allowed to pass, but then again stopped already when boarding the plane.
At 23:30 the arrived men stated that the couple were detained. Their bags will be searched. The search will continue in their office, and then in their flat. The lawyer Khalid Baghirov went to the airport.