Thursday, November 02, 2006

Female Circumcision in the News

In what is thought to be the first U.S. court case involving female circumcision, an Ethiopian man in Georgia was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for the genital mutilation of his 2 year old daughter in 2001.

Congress passed legislation in 1996 outlawing the practice of female genital mutilation (See Public Law 104-208, sections 644 and 645 on pages 709 and 710).

In 2001, the U.S. State Department issued a Report on Female Genital Mutilation as Required by Conference Report (H. Rept. 106-997) to Public Law 106-429.

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