5. Mohammed al-Qahtani
Economics professor and prominent human rights advocate
“It’s a very difficult time…. You’re going after a regime that is very entrenched, with lots of outside support, lots of oil that the international economy depends on, and it’s very easy for [other countries] to look the other way…. But believe me, we can weather it....
“Our goal is to reach a situation where the regime is bound by its own law.”