Nabeel Rajab: Human Rights Defender from Guantanamo to Bahrain
Archive Photo- Press conference arranged by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and the US-based Center for Constitutional Rights, regarding the Saudi detainees in Guantanamo Bay. Bahrain Bar Society premises, December 2005.
16 Nov 2012
We are attorneys from the United States and the United Kingdom who have known and worked with Nabeel Rajab for many years, having met Nabeel through our representation of men detained at Guantanamo Bay. Nabeel was critical to our work at Guantanamo. Indeed, Nabeel secured family authorizations by which some of us were able to begin representing our clients. Without Nabeel, those individuals might well never have had lawyers. Nabeel also arranged for some of us to come to Bahrain to meet the families of our clients, including clients from Saudi Arabia. He spoke to the media about human rights violations at Guantanamo and engaged in advocacy on behalf of our clients throughout the region.