Egyptian judge gives four people suspended sentences over FGM death

Mayar Mohamed Moussa, 17, died last year after her mother took her to a private hospital for the procedure.

Egyptian experts have criticised lenient sentencing in what is only the country’s second ever prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure. The four accused were given suspended prison sentences and fines following the death of 17-year-old Mayar Mohamed Moussa after undergoing FGM.

The teenager from Suez died in May last year after her mother, a nurse who is among the sentenced, took Mayar and her sister for the ‘operation’. The procedure took place in a private hospital in under full anaesthesia. Her sister also underwent the surgery before her and survived.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/18/egyptian-judge-gives-four-people-suspended-sentences-over-fgm-death

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