Industry: Culture & Society
Designation: Human rights activist
Nabeel Rajab remains a controversial figure in Bahrain, where he is president of the country’s Centre for Human Rights. He started his human rights activities in the 1990s, and has campaigned on behalf of migrant workers in the Gulf countries.
Rajab has been arrested several times during the recent unrest, and was recently handed a three-year jail sentence for “involvement in illegal practices and inciting gatherings and calling for unauthorized marches via social networking sites.”