Today, Amnesty International headquarters gathered supporters of Gubad Ibadoglu, a world-renowned scholar and political activist, who has been detained by the Azerbaijani authorities for 53 days on fabricated charges. The European Parliament has adopted a resolution raising concern about serious human rights violations in Azerbaijan, calling for the release of Dr. Gubad.
Dr. Gubad Ibadoglu is not just a well-known scholar and economist, but also a political activist who has been working towards democracy and human rights in Azerbaijan for decades. He founded the Azerbaijan Economic Research Center and served as the chairman of the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party. His arrest came as a surprise to many, especially given his reputation and professional standing. The charges against him have been widely criticized as baseless and politically motivated. This has sparked global outrage, and many have spoken out against his detention.
The European Parliament recently adopted a resolution expressing deep concern about human rights violations in Azerbaijan and calling for Dr. Ibadoglu’s release. This resolution highlights the need for Azerbaijan to respect human rights and the rule of law. It also urges the Azerbaijani authorities to provide Dr. Ibadoglu with immediate and adequate medical care. This is because he is a cancer survivor who requires regular check-ups and medication.
Amnesty International has also been at the forefront of campaigning for Dr. Ibadoglu’s release. In a statement, Amnesty International called on the Azerbaijani authorities to “immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Gubad Ibadoglu and to provide him with urgent access to adequate medical care until then.” They have also urged the international community to put pressure on the Azerbaijani authorities to respect human rights and free Dr. Ibadoglu.
Dr. Ibadoglu’s case is just one example of the deteriorating human rights situation in Azerbaijan. The country has been criticized for its crackdown on dissenting voices, journalists, and human rights activists. This case has served as a wake-up call for the world to pay closer attention to the situation in Azerbaijan and to hold the authorities accountable for their actions. It is essential that we call on the Azerbaijani government to respect human rights and release Dr. Ibadoglu immediately.
Dr. Gubad Ibadoglu’s arrest has drawn attention to the critical issue of human rights violations in Azerbaijan. It is essential that we continue to speak out and demand his release, as well as the respect of human rights in Azerbaijan. The international community must work together to hold those responsible for human rights violations accountable and ensure that justice prevails. Let us continue to stand in solidarity with Dr. Ibadoglu and all those who have been subjected to unjust detention and oppression.