Female Mutilation Practice Okayed by Federal Judge, Felony Charges Drop

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A federal judge dismissed mutilation charges against Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and six other clinic-based women who tricked under-aged girls into going to the suburban clinic owned by Dr. Attar, to undergo female circumcision, which includes mutilation, for religious purposes. (ZocDoc photo)

The Daily Mail – A federal judge dismissed charges Tuesday against two doctors and six others involved in the genital mutilation of nine girls at a Detroit clinic, and also declared a US law banning the practice unconstitutional.

US District Judge Bernard Friedman dismissed mutilation and conspiracy charges against Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, who performed the surgery, and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, who allowed his clinic in Livonia, Michigan, to be used for the procedure.

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