Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 9
The Baku Appeals Court decided Dec. 9 to conditionally release Leyla Yunusova.
She was released in the court room.
Under the court decision, the criminal investigation was discontinued under the article on forgery of documents, Yunusova's lawyer Elchin Sadigov told reporters.
Previously, the Baku Court for Grave Crimes made a decision to imprison Yunusova for 8.5 years.
The court's sentence read that Yunusovs' bank accounts were confiscated. All their property in Azerbaijan, Turkey, and the Czech Republic were confiscated as well, according to the sentence, and they weren't allowed to hold any office for two years after the end of their term of imprisonment.
Leyla Yunusova was serving her sentence in a general-regime correctional labor facility.
She 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 the forged state awards of Azerbaijan, stamps, seals, and forms) and 320.2 (use of deliberately forged documents indicated in the article 320.1) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
Edited by SI