Catching up with The Rights Weekender: Two men formerly held in secret CIA detention have recounted previously undisclosed torture methods. Their agonizing ordeals are a reminder of the need for accountability for US torturers to ensure the practice does not continue. Meanwhile, Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab faces up to 15 years in prison. But do governments care?

Hurricane Matthew pounded Haiti with devastating force. But the experience may have been worse for the stateless people in limbo there. A child bride faces execution in Iran. And the relentless bombardment of Aleppo by Russian and Syrian forces continues to put civilians in jeopardy.