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The Nigerian security forces, led by the military, embarked on a chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions and violence resulting in the deaths of at least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in the south east of the country, according to an investigation by Amnesty International published today.
On 22 November, Human Rights Watch called on the Philippines authorities to withdraw a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 years to 9.
On 22 November, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has withdrawn a bill that pardons men convicted of sex with underage girls if they have married them, BBC reported.
Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee: Intolerable detention conditions during Belgian prison strike
In its report published on 18 November, the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment ( CPT) has described the disturbing situation it found during its visit in May 2016 to Huy, Ittre and Jamioulx prisons, as well as in the social defence establishment (EDS) in Paifve, in the context of industrial action by prison staff.
Francois Crepeau, the UN special rapporteur on migrant human rights, has just finished an 18-day stint examining Australia's immigration laws. He said in Canberra on 18 November that conditions on Nauru were "cruel, inhuman and degrading".
On 15–18 November, 2016 Octopus conference timed to the 15th anniversary of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is being held in Strasburg, France. Problems arising with the development of “cloud computing” are the main topic concerned.
The 2016 winner of the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-violence is the Federal Research and Methodological Center for Tolerance Psychology and Education (Tolerance Center) of Russia.
On 14 November, a Denver man who spent 28 years in prison for a rape he long denied committing was acquitted of the crime, the Albany Times Union reported.
Secretive executions cannot hide the fact that Japan is on the wrong side of history when it comes to the death penalty, Amnesty International said after a death row inmate was hanged on 11 November.
A second night of protests in the US against President-elect Donald Trump has turned violent in Portland, Oregon, BBC reported on 11 November.