US urges DR Congo to probe attack on rape doctor

Denis Mukwege, Director of Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, gestures during a news conference in Stockholm on November 1, 2012. Photo/AFP

What you need to know:

  • Denis Mukwege was forced to flee the country after the attempt on his life late last month, and has sought refuge in Sweden.
  • Every year, the hospital's main program for the victims of sexual violence treats around 3,000 women.

Washington on Monday urged the Democratic Republic of the Congo to investigate an attack on a pioneering doctor and founder of a rape victims clinic.

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