Egypt: Girl dies during female circumcision

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June 29, 2007 20:50

 
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The death of a 12-year-old Egyptian girl at the hands of a doctor performing female circumcision in the country's south has sparked a public outcry and prompted health and religious authorities this week to ban the practice. The girl, Badour Shaker, died earlier in June while being circumcised in an illegal clinic in the southern town of Maghagh. Her mother, Zeniab Abdel Ghani, told the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper that she had paid 50 Egyptian pounds (about US$9 dollars) to a female physician to perform the procedure. The mother also told the paper that the doctor later tried to bribe her to withdraw a lawsuit accusing the physician of murder, in return for 15,000 Egyptian pounds (about US$3,000), but she refused. A forensic investigation into the case showed the girl's death was caused by an anesthesia overdose during the procedure.

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