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Egyptian court acquits doctor in female genital mutilation case
Egyptian court acquits doctor in female genital mutilation case

An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor who was charged with carrying out a female genital mutilation procedure that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl last year. Dr. Raslan Fadl and the father of the dead girl were the first Egyptians to ever be put on trial in connection with carrying out the procedure. Reda el-Danbouki, a rights lawyer who helped bring the case to court, said that the judge dropped a charge of manslaughter after the family of the girl, Soheir Bataa, and Fadl agreed to reconcile, reportedly with a financial settlement involved. Nonetheless, el-Danbouki expressed surprise over the verdict, saying the doctor's testimony contradicted state autopsy...

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