Women Peacemakers Letter to Leyla Yunus

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly” – Martin Luther King jr.

More than 120 days ago, we received the news you were, again, arrested and detained for your work for peace and justice in Azerbaijan. For more than 120 days, and counting, you and your husband Arif have to face in detention the injustices you have been addressing in your human rights activism for so long. But for more than 120 days, the Azerbaijani government has not been able to silence you, Arif and the 96 other political prisoners in Azerbaijan, with a big national and international community working hard to have your voices for peace and justice heard.

This 120-day period has been filled with alarming messages about your well-being, the lack of access to proper health care and judicial support, with your lawyers being targeted by the Azerbaijani government as well. These alarming messages were accompanied with a worrying silence about the well-being of Arif. For the last 120 days, we here at the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) have been advocating for your immediate release, accompanied with calls for your dignified and human treatment, and we will continue doing this throughout the period you remain detained.

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