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Togo / Female Genital Circumcision / United States Asylum Issue #406718

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 29, 1996
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Holliman) The custom of female genital circumcision carried out on African women that has led the United States to consider whether the practice is grounds for asylum examined. [Equality Now Surita SANDOSHAM - describes the act as torture.] [Asylum seeker from Togo Fausiya KASINGA - hopes for justice in the US.] The judicial case that kept Kasinga in a Pennsylvania jail recounted. [INS general counsel David MARTIN - raises the complicated legal issues.]

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Statistics on the extent of female circumcision cited.

Reporter(s):
Holliman, John;
Meserve, Jeanne
Duration:
00:02:50

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