Egypt doctor convicted over girl's death in landmark FGM case

January 26, 2015 2:07 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Egyptian doctor has been convicted of manslaughter after a 13-year-old girl died in a botched female genital mutilation procedure, campaigners said on Monday following the country's first FGM trial.

Equality Now called the ruling a "monumental victory" for women and girls in a country which has one of the world's highest prevalence rates of FGM.

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