Call for Probe Into Attack on Prominent Congo Doctor


Gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, who is known around the world for his work with rape victims, fled the country after unknown gunmen shot at him several times as they escaped in his car after breaking into his home in eastern Congo.

Doctors at a clinic in Kinshasa (file photo).

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  U.S. Calls on Kinshasa to Investigate Attack on Prominent Women's Doctor

    United States Department of State, 5 November 2012

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  • Nigeria:  Daily Trust Award Winner Survives Assassination Bid

    Daily Trust, 1 November 2012

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  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Attempted Murder of DRC Healer and Hero

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 28 October 2012

    There has been an international outcry at last week's attempted assassination of Dr Denis Mukwege at his home in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A world-renowned ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Attack on Congolese Doctor Sparks Outrage From UN Envoy on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    UN News Service, 27 October 2012

    The United Nations envoy on sexual violence in conflict has voiced her outrage at the attack against a doctor in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) widely admired for ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Gunmen Attack Renowned Doctor's Home

    UN News Service, 26 October 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 ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Assassination Attempt on Prominent Doctor and Activist

    Pressmeddelande, 25 October 2012

    On the evening of 25 October 2012 around 19:00, four armed men, not in uniform, entered Dr. Denis Mukwege's house in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Rights Group Calls for Attack Probe

    Amnesty International, 26 October 2012

    The Congolese authorities must immediately open an investigation into the attempted assassination of Denis Mukwege, a doctor and activist, and ensure those responsible are held to ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Doctor Violently Attacked in Bukavu

    Physicians for Human Rights, 25 October 2012

    Physicians for Human Rights 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 ... read more »