10 voices for change in Saudi Arabia

5. Mohammed al-Qahtani

Christa Case Bryant/The Christian Science Monitor
Mohammed al-Qahtani recently declared Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz unfit to become king.

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.”

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