It was another whirlwind year in the news. The human rights movement faced significant challenges in every region in 2017, from humanitarian catastrophes to a rise in populism that threatens the core values of human rights.
 
Throughout the year, Human Rights Watch reported on multiple crises and abuses around the world. And you were following along. To sum up the year's news, we have compiled the Top 10 stories based on the number of readers.
 
From Russia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma to the United States, this is what you were reading in 2017.