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Lawyers Appeal Acquittal in Egypt’s First-ever Female Genital Mutilation Trial

Lawyers in Egypt are appealing to a higher court after two men accused of causing the death of a 13-year-old girl during an illegal circumcision were acquitted last week.  Activists said this is Egypt’s first attempt ever at prosecuting people for female genital mutilation, or FGM. For years, rights groups in Egypt have been railing against FGM, saying it devastates girls’ bodies and minds.   In a 2008 victory for those activists, the practice was banned.   But late...

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