Update: Leyla Yunus situation worsens


Leyla Yunus’ daughter has updated the WHRDIC on her mother’s situation: I have a horrifying news to share. In February, my mum was told that if she does not sign the confession in treason, then my dad will… Read More

Leyla Yunus nominated for Nobel Peace Prize


The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition announces that Azerbaijani woman human rights defender Leyla Yunus has been nominated for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. This honour comes as Dr Yunus has been unexpectedly transferred to the Detention… Read More

VOTE NOW: support the nomination of Leyla Yunus for the Tulip Award

Leyla Yunus Tulip Award

Leyla Yunus is one of Azerbaijan’s most prominent women human rights defenders. She is the founder and chair of Azerbaijan’s Institute for Peace and Democracy. Her work includes projects to protect political prisoners, defend women’s rights, combat torture,… Read More

UPDATE: Further time in prison will kill Leyla Yunus


Leyla Yunus’ lawyers have been denied access to her for the second day in a row. Her lawyers are extremely concerned for her health. They issued the following statement which is the strongest to date: “Everything has its… Read More