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Female Circumcision / Immigration #407213

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 02, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Immigration policy and the issue of female circumcision, or genital mutilation, examined; scenes shown of 19-year-old Fauziya Kasinga, who fled Togo and was jailed in the United States after her quest for asylum was denied. [Kasinga's attorney Karen MUSALO, US Immigration and Naturalization Services attorney David MARTIN - talk about genital mutilation as grounds for political asylum.]

(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) WHO estimates on the number of female circumcisions cited.

(Atlanta: Gary Strieker) This cultural practice in Africa examined; excerpts shown from a 6-year-old report from Kenya on how and why the procedure is carried out. [Five African WOMEN - talk about the social and physical aspects.]

Strieker, Gary;
Sweeney, Fionnuala;
Woodruff, Judy

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