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Egypt Seeks Tougher Punishment for Female Genital Mutilation

By Menna Zaki CAIRO, Aug 29 – Women’s rights activists hailed the Egyptian government on Monday for advocating increased prison sentences for perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM) but warned that a new law could shroud the practice in greater secrecy. Egypt’s cabinet on Sunday approved a bill, which must be passed by parliament to

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