‘Very Disappointed:’ Government Chooses Not to Appeal FGM Ruling in Michigan


Published on WXYZ ABC-7 / Detroit

The U.S. Justice Department won’t appeal a decision by a Detroit federal judge who threw out female genital mutilation charges against members of a Muslim sect.

“We are very disappointed,” says Liz Yore with the organization EndFGMToday. “That causes lifetime of harm, physical harm and emotional trauma. We have to start from square one again with Congress to formulate a federal criminal statute.” Continue reading…

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