Excising mutilation

 
Published: Wednesday 31 May 1995

Excising mutilation

A recent Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights (EOHR) report on female circumcision in state hospitals has incensed Egyptian human rights groups, who have launched a vociferous "No!" campaign. Egypt's NGOs have called upon health minister Ali Abdel-Fattah to revoke his decision to allow hospitals to perform female circumcisions. The EOHR has also sued a top Egyptian religious scholar for publicly supporting the practice, demanding that he pay 500,000 Egyptian pounds to the population ministry, which is also participating in the campaign to eradicate the practice.

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