British doctor acquitted in landmark FGM trial

February 5, 2015 3:32 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British doctor accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on a new mother was acquitted on Wednesday following the country’s first FGM trial.

The doctor, Dhanuson Dharmasena, said FGM was an "abhorrent practice" and he was "extremely relieved" by the verdict. His family – weeping with relief – said he had been made a scapegoat.

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