Activism is infectious. When one person picks up the courage to take a stand, it inspires others to follow.
The coup in Chile on 11 September 1973, and the human rights abuses that followed, shocked people worldwide into standing up for human rights. One of them was a Norwegian diplomat, who quietly smuggled Chileans to safety under the nose of the military regime.
Forty years later, we brought him back together with a man he helped to escape Pinochet’s prisons. This man passed on the favour. He joined Amnesty and has campaigned for human rights ever since. Read their inspiring story on page 10.
WIRE also focuses on the silent crisis of forced evictions in Africa (page 4-9). You can help stop it: start by signing our petition. And send a letter for an individual at risk (page 22-23) It could change someone’s life, and inspire others to take a stand too.