The gynecologist’s career has spanned over 20 years, during which he has treated thousands of rape victims.
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.”
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michel Bachelet has also recently warned Mukwe “in grave danger.”
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.
“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. “
A new wave of attacks
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.”