EP Foreign Affairs chair Brok welcomes release of Leyla Yunus

EP’s Foreign Affairs committee MEP Elmar Brok (EPP, DE) on Wednesday welcomed the release of convicted Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus at the Baku Court of Appeal, on the eve of the International Day of Human Rights.

“Although conditional, I recognize this compassionate step, as the health of Leyla Yunus has been of growing concern to us in recent days”, said Mr Brok.

“I thank the Azerbaijani authorities for their constructive cooperation and I trust this cooperation will continue in order for Leyla and Arif Yunus to receive the necessary medical support and under the most suitable condition”, said Brok.

“This is a very much appreciated positive step, and I hope that the Azerbaijani authorities will continue on this path”, he added.