Dennis Mukweg, Nobel Peace Prize winner, after death threats under UN Guard



The gynecologist’s career has spanned over 20 years, during which he has treated thousands of rape victims.

She was a joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 with Nadia Murad for her efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

The U.N. said that through social media, Drs. Recent threats against Mukweg and over the phone directly to him and his family called for “their condemnation of the continued killing of civilians in the Eastern DRC and accountability for human rights abuses and abuses.”

His family and co-workers at the Panaji Hospital, where he works, have also been targeted.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michel Bachelet has also recently warned Mukwe “in grave danger.”

“We welcome the redeployment of elements from #MONUSCO to #Panzi starting this morning to ensure the safety of our patients and staff,” Mukweg said In a tweet. “Thanks to #UN for ensuring our safety.”

Mukweg has received death threats in the past and survived a major assassination attempt in October 2012 when armed men barged into his house, opened fire and killed his bodyguard.

The effort came several weeks after a speech at the United Nations where he denounced the 16-year conflict of the Democratic Republic of Congo and asked for justice.

Mukweg has often called for the implementation of the 2010 United Nations investigation recommendations, describing more than 600 alleged violent incidents occurring in the country between 1993 and 2003.
Nobel Peace Prize winners prove survival stories
The 550-page report, titled ‘DRC: Mapping Human Rights Violence 1993–2003,’ specifically points to the role of Rwandan soldiers and the behind-the-scenes role in crimes between the two Congo wars, which has led to millions of lives. Took his life
Rwandan President Paul Kagame denied these allegations in a televised national interview on Sunday, calling the report nonsense.

“People are starting their narrative at the time of their selection. They want to pick a point in time and start from there … a very long history of Rwanda or DRC. People talk about mapping reports, not me. Know what that is. It’s bullshit. “

The New Times, a Rwandan newspaper reported by Human Rights Watch (HRW), published a story in August claiming in a United Nations report that “there is an outlined work.”

A new wave of attacks

Since July, Mukwege has Condemned A new wave of attacks in South Kivu and Ituri Province by foreign troops and rebels.
According to HRW, women and girls have been brutally raped by criminal gangs in parts of the DRC in the last three years, which Mukwe also retweeted.

In a statement on September 4, Amnesty International’s deputy regional director for East Africa said, “The hospital where Dr. Mukwege works must also be protected.”

“As well as hundreds of doctors, nurses and support staff who are concerned for their safety. There are thousands of rape medical files in the hospital, for which Dr. Mukwege has long been a lawyer.”

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