Somalia Attorney General To Investigate, Prosecute Those Responsible For 10-Year-Old Girl’s Death Following FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Somalia announces first prosecution for female genital mutilation
“Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on Wednesday the country’s first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl, an adviser to the government said. Ifrah Ahmed, who advises Somalia on gender issues, said the attorney general was sending a team of investigators to find out more about the death of the girl, Deeqa, who suffered severe bleeding after her mother took her to a traditional cutter…” (Batha, 7/26).

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