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Egypt’s first convicted FGM doctor Fadl loses licence

A court in Egypt has finally revoked the licence of a doctor found guilty last year of the manslaughter of a 13-year-old girl who died after an illegal female genital mutilation procedure.

Raslan Fadl was Egypt’s first doctor to be convicted of performing FGM, even though the still widespread practice was officially banned in 2008.

His two-year prison sentence was hailed as a major victory by campaigners.

But recent reports said Fadl had not been jailed and was still practising.

Despite the ban, more than 90% of girls and women aged between 15 and 59 in the country have undergone the procedure in recent years, according to UN estimates.

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