Political exile denied entry into Azerbaijan

December 22nd, 2015



On December 20, Musavat Party member Eldaniz Yusibov, a political exile living in Netherlands, was not allowed to enter Azerbaijan, reported his son Isa Yusibov.


Isa Yusibov said that his father came to Azerbaijan to attend the ceremony of mourning for his late brother. However, at the border, he was informed that he had been banned by the authorities from entering the country. 


Eldaniz Yusibov served as the governor of Gabala region under former Azerbaijani President Abulfaz Elchibay. In 2003, he fled to Netherlands to escape political intimidation, and was granted political asylum there.