„Open your newspaper any day of the week and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government … The newspaper reader feels a sickening sense of impotence. Yet if these feelings of disgust could be united into common action, something effective could be done.“
— Peter Benenson
Benenson (1961), in: The Observer, 28 May 1961. Opening of article, which gave birth to Amnesty International.