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Upper Egypt Man Reports Wife to Police for Secretly Circumcising Daughters

Egypt has been battling with the backwards tradition of FGM, a practice that has decreased in percentage since its banning in 2008.

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In a welcome turn of events, an Egyptian man has pressed charges against his wife for going behind his back and getting their two daughters to undergo Female Genital-Mutilation (FGM) in Qena, Luxor.

The man, 49, told Egyptian police about the incident; according to El Fagr, the husband and wife had discussed FGM before, and he had rejected the process from the get go.

Criminal charges have been initiated against the wife by Qena's Security Director; the husband requested that his wife undergoes the worst of punishments for her irreversible actions.

FGM has been made illegal in Egypt in 2008; last June, Egypt's Dar Al-Iftaa declared that FGM was an "attack on religion," openly stating that the practice is not mentioned in Islamic law. The punishments by lw include a sentence of three months to two years, or a penalty of EGP 1,000 to 5,000.

Main image from Egyptian Streets.


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