Statement on the arrest of Gubad Ibadoghlu

Blogs and News

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is deeply concerned by the arrest of Gubad Ibadoghlu, a prominent economist and a member of PWYP Azerbaijan coalition. 

Gubad Ibadoghlu was arrested on July 23rd in Baku, Azerbaijan on charges of development, acquisition, or sale of large amounts of counterfeit money or securities. On July 24th the court in Azerbaijan sentenced him to 3 months and 26 days of detention. 

Members of the PWYP coalition in Azerbaijan have issued a statement pointing out that charges against Gubad Ibadoghlu are baseless and biased, and the real motivation for his arrest is to disrupt his public work to expose corruption and mismanagement in Azerbaijan. 

Gubad Ibadoglu is a renowned public figure, prominent university professor,  one of the founders of PWYP in the Eurasia region and a former EITI International Board Member. Many people know him for his activism and contribution to the global movement for a transparency and accountable extractive sector. 

On behalf of the global PWYP network, the PWYP Global Council demands Gubad’s immediate release.  

The EITI Civil Society Board has also released this statement on Gubad’s detention.

Share this content:

Read the next article

Related Resources