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Detroit doctor arrested and charged with performing female genital mutilation; some victims from Minnesota


This news story was published on April 14, 2017.
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DETROIT, MICHIGAN – Federal law enforcement officials announced today that a Detroit emergency room physician has been charged for performing female genital mutilation on female children just 6 years old.

Jumana Nagarwala, M.D., of Northville, Michigan, is charged with performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on minor girls out of a medical office in Livonia, Michigan. According to the complaint, some of the minor victims allegedly traveled interstate to have Nagarwala perform the procedure. The complaint alleges that Nagarwala performed FGM on girls who were approximately 6 to 8 years old. This is believed to be the first case brought under a new federal law, which criminalizes FGM. Nagarwala was arrested and is scheduled to appear in federal court in Detroit this afternoon.

“According to the complaint, despite her oath to care for her patients, Dr. Nagarwala is alleged to have performed horrifying acts of brutality on the most vulnerable victims,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco. “The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country, and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.”

Reportedly, some of the girls were brought to Michigan from Minnesota, and their parents were present during the extremely painful surgeries.

“Female genital mutilation constitutes a particularly brutal form of violence against women and girls. It is also a serious federal felony in the United States,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel Lemisch. “The practice has no place in modern society and those who perform FGM on minors will be held accountable under federal law.”

“The allegations detailed in today’s criminal complaint are disturbing,” said Special Agent in Charge David Gelios. “The FBI, along with its law enforcement partners, are committed to doing whatever necessary to bring an end to this barbaric practice and to ensure no additional children fall victim to this procedure.”

“The allegations against the defendant in this investigation are made even more deplorable, given the defendant’s position as a trusted medical professional in the community,” said Special Agent in Charge Francis. “My sincere hope is that these charges will give support to those who have allegedly suffered both physically and emotionally.”

According to the World Health Organization, Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women. Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths. More than 200 million girls and women alive today have been cut in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where FGM is concentrated. FGM is mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15 and is a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

Jumana F. Nagarwala

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20 Responses to Detroit doctor arrested and charged with performing female genital mutilation; some victims from Minnesota

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    DeeDee Reply Report comment

    April 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    There needs to be an isolated island where we can send all these people that harm or kill children & let them sort it all out between themselves!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Saw this on a rerun of Law And Order.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 15, 2017 at 10:40 am

    maybe she could join planned parenthood and go work at kermit gosnells clinic? they need to broaden their services to stay current with modern day american demographics.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 15, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Your right ! Bop her on the head and feed her to the pigs.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 15, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Gas the bitch.

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    Lloyd Reply Report comment

    April 15, 2017 at 9:04 am

    A Devilcrat in disguise.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 15, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Another Democrat down.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 15, 2017 at 11:27 am

      You are a Dick

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm

        You are a Dickhead Democrat.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 15, 2017 at 11:44 pm

          No, actually I am a Republican and you are still a dick!

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            Anonymous

            April 16, 2017 at 8:05 am

            You are not a Republican. You are a liar and a Dickhead.

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            Anonymous

            April 16, 2017 at 8:26 am

            ^^
            Ah yes, the stupid and cowardly old geezer LVS.

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    Human Garbage Reply Report comment

    April 15, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Execution for this androgynous piece of shit is too easy. Mutilate this trash and feed its body parts one by one to pigs. No tolerance for disgusting human filth like this. Send the message worldwide.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 14, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    So is it a religious thing? Or is it to prevent pregnancy?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 15, 2017 at 1:02 am

      ISLAM IS A DEMONIC CULT THAT TEACHES MUSLIMS THAT WOMAN HAVE NO HUMAN RIGHTS AND THAT BY CUTTING OFF THEIR CLITORIS THEY WON’T HAVE SEXUAL DESIRE AND EASIER TO CONTROL AS ADULTS.

      THIS GUY MOHAMED THAT WROTE THE KORAN WAS NOTHING MORE THAN A LYING BUM THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GOD OR RELIGION. UNFORTUNATELY HE WROTE A RULE IN THE KORAN THAT FORBIDS MUSLIM BRAINWASHED FOLLOWERS TO READ OR LEARN ANYTHING ELSE BUT ISLAM.

      IF THEY DO THEY ARE THREATENED WITH DEATH.

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        swamp thing Reply Report comment

        April 16, 2017 at 8:47 am

        Sounds like christianity. Or are you choosing to forget that circumcision is the same thing?

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          swamp thing Reply Report comment

          April 16, 2017 at 8:54 am

          Another jewish tradition that is justified with unproperly researched medical reasoning. The jews are Gods chosen people, don’t forget that 114,000 jews are promised a place in heaven. You christian filth are promised nothing. Jesus was also a jew, made up religions have no place around here you smelly christian.

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          swamp thing Reply Report comment

          April 16, 2017 at 8:59 am

          144000*

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    She Reply Report comment

    April 14, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    These people are nuts. This proves it. OUT OUT OF THE COUNTRY. Your ideas don’t belong here.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 14, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    OMG!