In this week’s most shared tweets: In a horrific setback for women’s rights in Russia, new legislation has been passed and signed by Putin that decriminalizes domestic violence if it doesn’t  cause serious harm requiring hospital treatment.

Also this week, horror stories continue to come out of Burma regarding the treatment of Rohingya; Michael Flynn resigned from his position of national security adviser to President Trump; new evidence showing the Syrian government violated international law by using gas cylinders filled with chlorine against civilians in the final days of the battle for Aleppo; and protests against Trump’s proposed Muslim ban and border wall continued across the US.