Genital Mutilators Cite Religious Freedoms

Genital Mutilators Cite Religious Freedoms

“Defence lawyers will argue female genital mutilation is a religious right in the first ever federal case on the practice in the US.

Two Detroit doctors and one of their wives have been charged with subjecting two seven-year-old girls to genital cutting.

The defendants are part of a religious and cultural community called Dawoodi Bohra, an Islamic sect based in India, which is accused of practicing FGM.

Two more charged in first US female genital mutilation case
It is the first federal case of its kind in the US, where FGM was banned in 1996.”

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