Category Archives: Individuals at Risk

Taking torture personally

How do you support someone who has been tortured? That’s what this issue of WIRE explores, to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June. We speak to Farida Aarrass about why she will never give … Continue reading

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Standing up to the torturers, together

As Amnesty’s new Stop Torture campaign launches worldwide, our Secretary General, Salil Shetty, describes his inspirational meeting with torture survivor Claudia Medina. “I am here to ask for your help,” said Claudia Medina when I met her in Mexico earlier … Continue reading

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Human rights superheroes

With two prisoners already released and 2.3 million messages sent across 80 countries, Write for Rights 2013 was our most successful global letter-writing campaign ever. By Amnesty staff member Kristin Hulaas Sunde Hundreds of thousands of ordinary people transformed into … Continue reading

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New year, new conversations

Even the most intimate areas of our lives touch on our human rights. In WIRE, read the compelling stories of women, men and children who have experienced this personally. Discussing sexual and reproductive rights can be difficult: we hope you … Continue reading

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Armed with pens, keyboards and a passion for human rights

A New Year’s message to activists from Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. As a new year begins, I’d like to celebrate some of the things we achieved together in 2013. We are still counting the tweets, good old-fashioned letters, … Continue reading

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