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PHR Congratulates President Obama on His Reelection, Urges Administration to Strengthen US Human Rights Policies in Second Term

11/07/2012

PHR congratulates President Obama on his reelection. A second term provides an opportunity for the administration to strengthen US policies on a variety of important human rights issues, thereby fulfilling obligations incumbent upon the administration and completing the unfinished work of the first term.

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The Misogyny Behind an Attempted Assassination of a Man in Congo

The Atlantic
10/31/2012

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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Congo: 1 killed in attack on renowned doctor

Washington Post
10/26/2012

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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Human Rights Doctor in Congo Eludes Gunmen

New York Times
10/26/2012

A leading human rights activist from the Democratic Republic of Congo narrowly escaped what appeared to be an assassination attempt when gunmen infiltrated his home, took his children hostage and killed a security guard in a spray of bullets before fleeing in a stolen vehicle, humanitarian advocates said Friday.

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An Attack on One of My Heroes, Dr. Denis Mukwege

New York Times
10/25/2012

In the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof writes, "One of my heroes is Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese doctor who repairs fistulas and is a ferocious advocate for women and for his country. I’ve suggested that he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize—and I was horrified to learn that tonight four armed gunmen attacked him at his home, murdered his guard and shot at him. He seems to have narrowly escaped death."

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