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Bahrain Protestors and Government Should Both Show Restraint after Fire at Health Clinic


“We urge all demonstrators to protest peacefully and exercise restraint,” said Richard Sollom, deputy director of Physicians for Human Rights, who has investigated human rights abuses in Bahrain. “We also urge the Bahraini government to end its ban on all public demonstrations and allow citizens to exercise their fundamental rights of expression and assembly.”

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The Misogyny Behind an Attempted Assassination of a Man in Congo

The Atlantic

A doctor who's treated tens of thousands of women raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo was fiercely attacked last week.

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Bahrain bans pro-democracy demonstrations

Tehran Times

Bahrain imposed emergency-style rules Tuesday banning all protest gatherings and threatening legal action against groups considered backing escalating demonstrations in the Persian Gulf kingdom. Physicians for Human Rights says doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or disappeared because they have "evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces, and riot police" in the crackdown on anti-government protesters.

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

UN News Centre/All Africa

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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Congo: 1 killed in attack on renowned doctor

Washington Post

Gunmen killed a guard and fired at a renowned Congolese doctor who has helped thousands of women recover from violent rapes.

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