National Council condemns the pressure on and Leila Yunus

The  National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF) issued a statement condemning the  continuing pressure on human rights activist Leyla Yunus and her husband  Arif Yunus.

In a statement expressed  protest  against the prosecutors  threatening  to  bring them to justice, and against the darkening campaign launched against them in the pro-government media. The  NCDF also indicates the illegal seizure of their passports and documents on the title deed. The statement authors regard these illegal actions as a gross violation of human rights.

 The NCDF condemns calls for the investigation of civil society activists and journalists as witnesses in the case of journalist Rauf Mirkadirov, and attempt to collect during these interrogations "evidence" against Yunus.

L.Yunus  is a member of the NCDF, and the authors  of the statement regard the pressure on her as part of the repressive policies against NCDF. In conclusion, the authors of the statement demanded an end to pressure on spouses Yunus.-05D06-

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