Catching up with the Rights Weekender: Yezidi ISIS survivors in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan just lost vital humanitarian assistance in the closure of a prominent NGO – and just when it is needed most. Meanwhile, we compiled human rights tweets from 2016, by our staff and shared by our global audience, into a snapshot of a tumultuous year.

Some senior Israeli officials have been backing a ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy for security forces. A recent tweet from President-elect Trump shows a lack of understanding of the dangers of keeping Guantanamo Bay open. And tensions rise in Gambia ahead of a critical deadline…