Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 14
Leyla and Arif Yunusovs despised the people of Azerbaijan, MP of Milli Majlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan Fazail Agamali told Trend August 14.
He said that they were building their activities ignoring the interests of the Azerbaijani state and Azerbaijani people, and served to Armenian special services.
The MP said that they relied on the Armenian lobby abroad, and noted that both were under the influence of anti-Azerbaijani forces.
Leyla Yunusova and her husband from the very beginning of the national liberation movement were carrying out a policy against the Azerbaijani people, he said.
Leyla Yunusova was sentenced to eight years and six months in prison with confiscation of property, and Arif Yunusov was sentenced to seven years in prison with confiscation of property Aug. 13 according to the decision of the Baku Court of Grave Crimes.
The court sentence said that both individuals' bank accounts are confiscated, all their property in Azerbaijan, Turkey, and the Czech Republic are confiscated as well, and they aren't allowed to hold any office for two years after the end of their term of imprisonment.
Leyla and Arif Yunusovs will serve their sentences in a general-regime correctional labor facility.
Leyla Yunusova was charged under the articles 274 (high treason), 178.3.2 (fraud (by inflicting major damage)), 192.2.2 (illegal entrepreneurship), 213.2.2 (evasion from a large amount of taxes), 320.1 (forging a certificate or another official document providing rights or exempting from duties, in order to use or sell that document, as well as making for the same purposes or selling forged state awards of Azerbaijan Republic, stamps, seals, forms) and 320.2 (use of deliberately forged documents indicated in the article 320.1 of this Code) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
Arif Yunusov was charged under the articles 274 (high treason) and 178.3.2 (fraud) of Azerbaijan's Criminal Code.
A separate lawsuit was filed for both individuals on the criminal case under article 274 (high treason).
The court's decision taken August 13 applies only to criminal proceedings on the fraud, tax evasion, and others cases.