Doctor conviction is an important step forward ending FGM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has said the conviction of an Egyptian doctor who performed an illegal female genital mutilation operation on a 13 year-old is a step forward in ending FGM across the world.
The doctor was today (Monday 26 January) convicted of manslaughter after Suhair al-Bataa died following the operation in 2013.
Commenting Lynne said:
"This is a hugely important step forward in the international campaign to end FGM. I wholeheartedly congratulate those tireless campaigners working in Egypt, Britain and across the rest of the world.
"Today's landmark ruling shows we are one step closer to ending FGM within a generation."