Egypt Tries Doctor for Female Genital Mutilation in Landmark Case (Jezebel)

March 16, 2014 - 13:00

3/16/2014 -- Jezebel -- "Egypt Tries Doctor for Female Genital Mutilation in Landmark Case"

Sohair al-Bata was a patient of Dr. Raslan Fadi's, subjected to FGM at her father's request, when she died in June of 2013. Although her father reported to the police that her death was the result of FGM, her case was dropped as the forensic report claimed it was thee result of an allergic reaction to penicillin used to treat genital warts. After much lobbying by human rights groups like Equality Now as well as an investigation by the Attorney General, both Dr. Fadi and Sohair's father will both face criminal charges. [read more...]