In 2014 five prominent human rights defenders were arrested in Azerbaijan because of their human rights work. They represent only a handful of those who are in pre-trial detention or have received lengthy prison sentences as the authorities engage in a relentless crackdown on civil society.
Arif Yunus is the husband of Leyla Yunus and is an independent activist and scholar. Arif heads the Conflict Studies Department at the Institute of Peace and Democracy.
Arif Yunus was released from prison on November 12th and is now under house arrest. However charges remain in place against him.Categories: In Prison in Azerbaijan.