According to Amnesty International, as many as 13,000 people, mostly civilian opposition supporters, have been secretly executed at a prison in Syria, during the country’s ongoing conflict.
Nearly 100 people have reportedly been killed, following clashes between demonstrators and security forces, during protests in Ethiopia.
A security advisor to Burundi’s vice president has been assassinated by gunmen, whilst dropping his daughter off at school, the latest in a series of violence and killings in the country.
The Nigerian army has killed at least 350 civilians, before disposing of their bodies in a mass grave, in northern Nigeria last December, according to claims by Amnesty International.
At least three Palestinians have been shot dead, following knife attacks on Israeli soldiers, in the occupied West Bank.
At least three people have been killed, by security forces, in Guinea, in the lead up to elections this month.
Nine police officers have been arrested in Brazil, suspected of carrying out a series of killings on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, earlier this year.
About 200 migrants have clashed with police and coastguard officials, while attempting to board a ship, on the Greek island of Lesbos.
A blogger, and advocate for secularism, has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, by armed attackers wielding machetes, the fourth such killing this year.
More than 200 prisoners have been released by Gambia, including 31 prisoners jailed for treason, in relation to a number of attempted coups.