Egypt parliament toughens penalties for female circumcision

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 file photo, residents pass a kiosk, center, that is used as a clinic where girls are circumcised by a barber, in the Imbaba area of Giza, Egypt. Egypt’s parliament on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 toughened penalties for female genital mutilation, adopting amendments that punish perpetrators with up to 15 years in prison if a child dies and up to seven years for performing the procedure.(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament on Wednesday toughened penalties for female genital mutilation, adopting amendments that punish perpetrators with up to 15 years in prison if a child dies and up to seven years for performing the procedure.


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