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  1. The top stories on our social channels this week: Three days ago Human Rights Watch published a video showing the dreadful treatment of LGBT people in Russia. The video, which also shows brave LGBT activists fighting for their rights, has now been viewed more than 2.3 million times. The run-up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, topped our social channels this week, however the #CARcrisis, the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, and abuses agains women in Iraqi prisons also garnered a lot of attention. 
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  3. Russia: Gay Men Beaten on Camera
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    Today Human Rights Watch stands in solidarity with Russia's human rights activists, its LGBT community, and the inspiring athletes heading to Sochi to compete in the Olympic Games. We have changed our profile picture for the duration of the Olympics and ask all of our friends, fans, and supporters to do the same using this image.
  7. The most popular story on our website this week...
    Russia: Sochi Games Highlight Homophobic Violence
    The Russian authorities have the power to protect the rights of LGBT people, but instead they are ignoring their responsibility to do so.