Defenders of the American doctor accused of carrying out female circumcision will be to insist that the traumatic procedure is a religious tradition which should be protected by law. About it reports The Independent.
This argument will be used in trial on charge of two doctors from Detroit and the wife of one of them. The publication notes that this case was the first in the United States.
According to investigators, the doctor joumana of Nagarwala for 12 years mutilated girls aged 6 to 12 years. “Mutilation of the female genitals — a particularly brutal form of violence against girls and women. In the United States, among other things, this grave criminal act,” said acting attorney Daniel Lemish.
According to him, in modern society there is no place for such “procedures”, and ovecame children of criminals will be prosecuted. The other defendant, 53-year-old Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, is accused of providing clinics for circumcision, and his wife — Farid Attar — the fact that she had her hands injured when they carried out the operation.
The lawyers will insist that the suspects did not cut the genitals of girls, but only scraped the excess skin within religious ritual.
In 2006, a migrant from Ethiopia, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, accused of beating aggravated and cruelty to children: a man for five years before that mutilated the genitals of their two year old daughter with scissors.