Former British United Nations commanding officer Bob Stewart – nicknamed 'Bosnia Bob' for his UN role in the country – has joined Foresight for the project as a consultant.
Stewart accompanied Guliyev for the flight from London and remained in Ukraine on the day of the arrest to handle media
Foresight MD Mark Adams said: 'We are fighting on the basis that he should be allowed to stand in a fair election and let the Azerbaijani people decide.'
The agency will work with Guliyev and the Azerbaijan Democratic Party at least until the election. Its services were recommended to Guliyev by an undisclosed source.
Foresight's brief focuses on London, as Britain currently holds the EU presidency and has strong economic ties with oil-rich Azerbaijan.
The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe also has a strong presence in London. It has expressed concerns about the fairness of the Azerbaijani presidential elections in 2003 and the upcoming vote.