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Egypt court to hear appeal against acquittal verdict in FGM death case

A father and doctor were previously acquitted of responsibility for killing a teenage girl in circumcision operation

Ahram Online , Friday 12 Dec 2014
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A counselor holds up cards used to educate women about female genital mutilation (FGM) in Upper Egypt- Minya (Photo: Reuters)
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An Egyptian court agreed on Thursday to hear an appeal by prosecutors against an acquittal verdict given to two men charged in relation to performing a female circumcision operation that killed a teenage girl in 2013.

The acquittal of the girl's father and the doctor who performed the operation was announced by a court in Egypt's Nile Delta city of Mansoura in November.

It was the first time Egyptian courts have looked into a case of female genital mutilation, a practice that was officially banned in 2008.

The court acquitted the defendants of performing female circumcision, exposing the child to danger and forcing the child to undergo the operation. It also acquitted the doctor of operating in an unfit medical facility.

The United Nations expressed "deep concern" about the verdict in a statement in November.

Although banned, FGM is still widespread in Egypt in both Muslim and Christian families, especially in rural areas.

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Aladdin, Elex
14-12-2014 10:01am
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I am not social scientist; but I saw how that criminal procedure is destroying women self-confidence and their family relationship. It is non-Islamic and challenge to Allah creation. We need Fatwa to expose MB fanatical understanding of merciful Islam. Allah (SWT) gave you girls to protect and help her to grow and be member of civilized society.
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expat
15-12-2014 09:17pm
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? non islamic?
during mursis rule there were enough salafee scholars as well as others to stipulate,that this form of female mutilation was fully normal under islamic rule...and nobody then did any effort to oppose this views,not even al akzhar
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Aladdin, Egypt
13-12-2014 03:29am
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Allah (SWT) created women and men with different physical attributes. FGM is disobeying Allah wisdom. The crime has serious physical and psychological impact and is damaging social fabric. Allah AKber.
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Hanem
12-12-2014 07:49pm
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Sissi or MB?
Sissi supports the act, the MB oppose it: whom shall we follow? Siss or the MB?
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