The government orders an inquiry into the killing of 43 civilians in two villages in Mopti. Human rights groups accused the Malian Armed Forces of being responsible for the killings, in a volatile part of the country that has seen a resurgence of insurgent attacks.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi summons Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian to express concerns about the alleged human rights violation of Indonesian workers aboard Chinese fishing vessels. This comes after a video showing Chinese sailors throwing the body of a dead Indonesian crew member overboard went viral.
The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and human rights organizations say that YPG fighters have captured one juvenile prison and a power station south of Al-Hasakah. ([https:--web.archive.org-web-20160304083239-http:--www.kurdpress.ir-En-NSite-FullStory-News-?Id=10887 kurdpress])
Human Rights Watch raises claims of serious human rights abuses in a clash between Myanmar Armed Forces and the Kachin Independence Army in a dispute in Kachin State that has displaced approximately 75,000 people.
20 people are reported arrested in China over imprisoned human rights activist Liu Xiaobo's 2010 Nobel Peace Prize award. Liu's wife's whereabouts remain unknown after she was taken away by police with human rights group Freedom Now claiming she is in de facto house arrest.