Egyptian father tricks daughters into Female Genital Mutilation

CAIRO-(MaraviPost)-Egyptian authorities have ordered prosecution of a man who forced his three daughters to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) together with the doctor who performed the surgery.

The prosecutor-general revealed this in a statement following reports that the father convinced his three daughters that they were receiving Coronavirus vaccine only to wake up hours later with the procedure already performed on them.

Report by The Guardian indicated that the three underaged girls were given general anaesthetic before they went into a comma only to wake up hours later with genital sensation pain.

The girls confided in their mother who reported the incident to the police and forensic report confirmed that the procedure was indeed performed on the girls.

Egypt banned FGM in 2008 and made it a felony in 2016. Another 70-year-old doctor is currently awaiting trial after performing the procedure without anaesthesia on a 12-year-old Nada Hassan Abdel-Maqsoud who bled to death during the procedure.

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