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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Few Prosecutions for Female Circumcision

Only four people have been prosecuted for carrying out female circumcisions despite the passing of a new law in Egypt which makes the practice illegal. An estimated 140m young girls have been circumcised around the world. The practice involves their genitalia being partially or totally removed. Egypt is the country with the highest percentage of cases. Christian Fraser reports from El Minya, south of Cairo.