In first conviction, Egyptian doctor jailed for FGM death of teenage girl

January 26, 2015 3:12 PM

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CAIRO (Reuters) - A doctor in Egypt was jailed on Monday for two years after the death of a 13-year-old girl on whom he performed genital mutilation (FGM), the first conviction since the practice was outlawed in 2008, the prosecutor said.

The doctor and the girl's father were acquitted by a lower court in November 2014 in a ruling that brought criticism from rights groups about Egypt's commitment to protecting girls from a practice the United Nations says affects more than 90 percent of Egyptian women aged 15-49.

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