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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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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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Free the Medics in Bahrain

Equal Times
10/25/2012

After Bahraini medics and doctors assisted injured protesters during the uprising in Manama in February 2011, they were accused of inciting sectarian hatred and the overthrow of the regime, and then detained, tortured and harassed for nearly two months. The individual stories can be found on the human rights website Physicians for Human Rights.

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