Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights
Nabeel Rajab comes from Bahrain, a country which was once upheld as a model of reform in the Arabic-speaking world. But, as he has discovered for himself, this is no longer the case. He is President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and Deputy Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights. Last month he was released from prison in Bahrain after serving a two-year sentence for organising what the prosecution called "unauthorised protests".