Baku Appeals Court conditionally releases Leyla Yunusova (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 9
The Baku Appeals Court decided Dec. 9 to conditionally release Leyla Yunusova.
She was released in the court room. Earlier, the measure of restraint in respect to her husband, Arif Yunusov, was changed to the recognizance not to leave.
Previously, the Baku Court for Grave Crimes made a decision to imprison Leyla 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, and they weren't allowed to hold any office for two years after the end of their term of imprisonment, according to the sentence.
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, the stamps, seals, and forms) and 320.2 (use of deliberately forged documents indicated in the article 320.1) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.