Egypt affirms harder punishments for female genital mutilation

Egypt’s Parliament yesterday endorsed a bill specifying harder punishments for female genital mutilation (FGM), nearby media revealed.

Last March, the parliament gave starter endorsement for alterations to Article 242 of the Penal Code (Law №58 of the year 1937) that forces harder punishments on violators.

Afterward, the bill alluded to the State Council for audit.

The new alterations specify jail sentences of as long as seven years for non-clinical people engaged with playing out the training in the event that it prompts lasting incapacity, and as long as ten years on the off chance that it prompts demise.

Clinical experts who perform FGM could look somewhere in the range of 10 and 15 years in jail and lose their licenses for a very long time.