Russia’s first trial on female genital mutilation restarts after coronavirus lockdown
24 July 2020 | 7:00 am
A doctor who performed female genital mutilation on a nine-year-old girl in the northern Caucasus republic of Ingushetia is on trial. Human rights activists hope the case can help to outlaw the abuse in Russia.
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