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European Parliament Adopts Resolution on The Unjust Imprisonment of Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu in Azerbaijan

Dr Gubad Ibadoghlu, a renowned political economist and chairperson of the Azerbaijan Democracy and Prosperity Movement, has been arbitrarily detained and imprisoned in Azerbaijan since July 2023. The charges against him are fabricated and politically motivated, resulting from his civic activism and criticism of government corruption. Furthermore, he has been subjected to inhumane treatment, despite […]

European Parliament Passes Resolution on Imprisoned Azerbaijani Economist

The European Parliament has passed a resolution on the case of Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu, who was brutally attacked and arbitrarily detained in Azerbaijan. Dr. Ibadoghlu is a renowned political economist and a prominent opposition figure who has been critical of the Azerbaijani government’s corruption, mismanagement of public finances, and lack of transparency. The resolution calls […]

Human Rights Watch Started Birthday Campaign for Dr. Gubad Ibadoglu

Human rights are fundamental rights that every human being is entitled to. However, in some parts of the world, these rights are disregarded, and people who fight for these rights are persecuted. Such is the case of Dr. Gubad Ibadoglu, an Azerbaijani economist and opposition politician, who has been in prison for seven weeks on […]

European Parliament to Discuss the Case of Gubad Ibadoglu

The human rights situation in Azerbaijan has been of international concern for some time now, with reports of journalists, human rights defenders, and opposition politicians being persecuted for exercising their basic human rights. Among those individuals is Gubad Ibadoglu, an economic expert who has been critical of the government and its economic policies. Ibadoglu was […]

The Urgent Call for the Release of Gubad Ibadoghlu – PACE’s general rapporteur

The detention of Gubad Ibadoghlu, an Azerbaijani academic and politician, has caught the attention of the General Rapporteur on Political Prisoners for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Sunna Ævarsdóttir. Mr Ibadoghlu has been detained since July 23, and is facing charges that are believed to be politically motivated. This has raised […]

Azerbaijan’s Silencing of Government Critics – Giorgi Gogia

Associate director, Europe and Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch In countries where freedom of the press and freedom of expression are not respected, criticism of the government can lead to criminal charges and imprisonment. Azerbaijan is one of those countries, where dissenting voices are silenced by authorities using politically motivated charges. Recently, Giorgi Gogia, […]

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