CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 29, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Washington: Russ Mitchell) The quest for asylum in the United States by a woman from the African nation of Togo, who sought to escape female genital mutilation, featured. [Togo woman Fausiya KASINGA - comments.] The US Immigration and Naturalization Services plans to use Kasinga's case as a precedent for women viewing female circumcision as persecution noted. [Kasinga attorney Richard BOSWELL, US Immigration and Naturalization Services general counsel David MARTIN, human rights activist Surita SANDOSHAM - say the mutilation should be considered a form of persecution.]
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