Genital mutilation investigation spreads to 5 states

Genital mutilation investigation spreads to 5 states

The Detroit News

http://vesselnews.io/2017/07/genital-mutilation-investigation-spreads-to-5-states/

The grand jury investigation into female genital mutilation has spread to at least three more states as federal agents have identified new targets in the case, according to federal court records.

jury investigation into female genital mutilation has spread to at least three more states as federal agents have identified new targets in the case, according to federal court records.

The targets live in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, according to federal court records and interviews with people close to an investigation that, until now, was focused on conduct involving girls from Michigan and Minnesota.

The developments are the latest in a case alleging six people participated in a conspiracy to cut prepubescent girls as part of a religious procedure practiced by a small sect of Shia Muslims from India, the Dawoodi Bohra. A central figure in the case is Dr. Jumana Nagarwala of Northville, who is accused of mutilating girls’ genitalia at the Burhani Medical Clinic in Livonia.

Nagarwala, 44, will fight to be released on bond during an 11 a.m. hearing Wednesday in front of U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman. She is the only person charged in the case being held without bond; clinic owner Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Dr. Farida Attar, were released last month.

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One response to “Genital mutilation investigation spreads to 5 states

  1. As awful and barbaric as FGM is, it is part of the Islamic “religion” that is practiced by muslim’s. Eradicating this practice will take lots of time, money and effort from law enforcement and will be virtually impossible to eradicate. Maybe that time, money and effort would be better utilized in deporting those who practice this barbaric procedure back to a country of their own so that all those around agree that it is an acceptable practice.

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