Wire

WIRE is Amnesty International's global magazine for people who are passionate about human rights. Read about our campaigns and fresh research, meet the people we work for and with, and - most importantly - take action.

Latest editions

You can download PDFs of the last few editions of Wire by clicking on the links below.

April - May 2009 (pdf, 24 pages, 1.6 MB)

When Rescuers Become Casualties (pages 2-4)
On the right way to justice (page 5)
Childhood Denied (pages 15-17)

February - March 2009 (pdf, 24 pages, 2.1 MB)

Women make history (pages 4-6)
'I had to stay quiet...' Sexual violence during haiti carnival(pages 7-8)
War in Eastern Congo(pages 17-19)

December 2008 (pdf, 24 pages, 5.5 MB)

Happy Birthday to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! (pages 2-5)
Defend the Defenders - the role of human rights defenders in a changing world (pages 15

November 2008 (pdf, 1 page, 93.4KB)

Journalist silenced by terrorism legislation(page 1)
Teenage girls held without charge or trial (page 1)
Left for dead by police (page 1)

October 2008 (pdf, 2 pages, 310KB)

The Wire is changing!(page 1)
Forty years on death row (page 1)
Executions and floggings may be imminent (page 2)

September 2008 (pdf, 4 pages, 606KB)

Denying the undeniable: enforced disappearances in Pakistan (page 1)
Fears of forced returns to Eritrea (page 2)
Escaping prisoners killed in cold blood

July 2008 (pdf, 4 pages, 725KB)

State of denial: Europe’s role in rendition and secret detention(p.1)
Migrants attacked in South Africa (p.1)
China's human rights record overshadows Oly

June 2008 (pdf, 4 pages, 373KB)

Bodies in the streets: violence in Somalia (p. 1)
Iraq refugee crisis continues to deepen (p. 1)
Thai government must uphold the rights of refugees (p. 2

May 2008 (pdf, 4 pages, 244KB)

Leave or be killed: Mauritania’s ‘Guantanamito’(p. 1)
Azerbaijan – heightened concerns for safety of independent journalists (p. 2)
Honduras – a step cl

April 2008 (pdf, 4 pages, 504KB)

Inside US network of secret jails (p. 1)
Conveyor belt of injustice in Nigerian prisons (p. 1)
Liberian women struggle to rebuild their lives after war (

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