HARDtalk - Najeeb Al Nauimi - Human Rights Lawyer
Tim Franks speaks to Najeeb Al Nauimi, a prominent Arab lawyer. Having defended dictators and those accused of terrorism he now represents a poet jailed for life in Qatar.
HARDtalk speaks to Najeeb Al Nauimi - one of the Arab world's busiest lawyers. Over the past ten years he has represented Saddam Hussein and a number of Arab nationals who have been detained by the US in Guantanamo Bay. In the mid-nineties he was briefly Justice Minister in the Gulf state of Qatar, where he spent two years attempting to reform the country's legal system. It is under that system that he is fighting his latest case. This time he is not defending a dictator or someone accused of terrorism; but rather a poet who has been imprisoned for life.