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UN chief condemns attack on home of renowned sexual violence doctor in eastern DR Congo

UN News Centre/All Africa
10/26/2012

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemns in the “strongest possible terms” an attack which took place on Thursday night at the home of Dr. Denis Mukwege, a physician internationally known for his work with rape victims in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to Mr. Ban's spokesperson.

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DRC Government Must Protect Hospital Director after Violent Attack

10/25/2012

PHR has been shocked to learn of a violent attack today at the home of our close colleague and friend, Dr. Denis Mukwege, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. We fear for the safety of Dr. Mukwege, a world-renowned obstetric surgeon who is founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, where he and his staff have helped treat over 30,000 survivors of sexual violence.

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Detention of Medics in Bahrain

Irish Times
10/19/2012

Irish-trained surgeons Ali Alekri and Ghassan Dhaif were recently arrested in a pre-dawn raids, then violently tortured over a four-month period. International human rights organisations, including Physicians for Human Rights, have all called upon the Bahraini authorities and king to overturn the sentences and release all six medics so treated last week.

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Bahrain continues to target Shia doctors

The Lancet
10/13/2012

PHR has called on Bahrain to stop the targeting of doctors who saw their jail sentences upheld last week (Oct 1) by the country's highest court for their role in treating protesters during political unrest last year.

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Hospitals, the new Bahraini battleground

Yahoo! News
10/09/2012

It seems hard to imagine that the situation in Bahrain, a small island country off the coast of Saudi Arabia, could be any more tense than it was when [Dan Rather was] there in late March. The Shia majority have been pushing for more rights, and the Sunni-backed rulers have been resisting with brutal efficiency.

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