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Egyptian Doctor Acquitted in Female Genital Mutilation Case

An Egyptian court hearing the country's first female genital mutilation case has acquitted a male doctor charged with performing FGM that killed a teenage girl. The court also acquitted the girl's father, who took her to the doctor for surgery last year in a Nile Delta town. It ruled that the doctor, Raslan Fadl, and the father of Soheir al-Batea, 13, did not break the ban on the practice, without providing further explanation. Fadl allegedly performed FGM at the request of...

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