DRC rape doc wins EU Sakharov human rights prize

2014-10-22 09:29

Strasbourg - Gynaecologist Denis Mukwege won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Tuesday for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Parliament president Martin Schulz announced the award for Mukwege, who has previously been tipped several times for the Nobel Peace Prize, for his work in treating the appalling injuries inflicted on the victims.

  • Moi - 2014-10-22 10:08

    Congratulations Dr. Hope you and your team keep up the good work. It would be better if you didn't have to do the work you do, but unfortunately, we know that won't be happening anytime soon.

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