Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 8
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
Presentation of a book titled “Splendor and Misery of Leyla Yunus” by Elchin Gambarov, a member of the Presidium of Azerbaijan's Bar Association, was held in Baku Dec. 8.
The book describes the life of Leyla Yunus and was published in Azerbaijani, Russian, English and French.
The event was attended by Azerbaijani MPs, members of the Presidium of the Bar Association, public figures and others.
Speaking at the event, MP Elshan Musayev noted that Leyla Yunus always betrayed Azerbaijan.
The MP stressed that such people as Leyla Yunus rejoiced at success of Armenia, and not of Azerbaijan.
“The book showed the true face, the treacherous essence of Leyla Yunus,” Musayev said.
The author of the book, Elchin Gambarov, said that Leyla Yunus, whose rights he defended for about a year and a half, damaged the image of Azerbaijan as a tool of pro-Armenian and anti-Azerbaijani forces, and he witnessed this.
He added that the book reflects the essence of various meetings during her numerous trips to Armenia under the guise of the head of the Institute for Peace and Democracy.
“The nefarious acts of Leyla Yunus, who works according to “everything for sake of profit” principle are presented to the public with the use of undeniable facts, evidence and concrete documents,” he said. “Her appeal to the OSCE Minsk Group to support Armenia in case the Azerbaijani authorities don’t release her from the arrest and her support of the enemy for political gain are not accidental.”
The author emphasized that it is no secret for anyone that very big amount of funds transferred by donor organizations, including the US National Endowment for Democracy, the German Marshall Fund to the bank account of the organization led by Leyla Yunus under the guise of a human rights defender were misappropriated by her and used against Azerbaijan.
“Leyla Yunus said that she gave bribes from the funds received,” Gambarov noted. “If the financial monitoring services of the Western countries conducted investigation of this issue, I am sure that my work would have been more successful. I think it is important to publish this book in the West.”