|Death: ||Jul. 19, 1998, Egypt|
Born in Cairo, Egypt
Died in Madinet El-Salam, Egypt
Girl dies during circumcision, surgeons charged
"Egypt's prosecutor charged two surgeons with negligence on 20 July after an 11-year-old girl died while they were circumcising her, security sources said.
They said the surgeons, who performed the operation on 19 July, told the prosecutor that Mona Abdel Hafez Fadloun had died after she developed an allergy to an antibiotic injection and not because of the circumcision.
Forensic experts are examining the body to determine the cause of death, the sources said. The unnamed surgeons were released after paying bail. They will be called for further questioning.
Female circumcision, usually performed on pre-pubescent girls, is common in Egypt although it is banned by a Ministry of Health decree.
It involves cutting part or all of the clitoris and other genitalia and is known as genital mutilation because of the severe forms it often takes. Side-effects include sexual dysfunction and hemorrhage.
Sheikh Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, sheikh of Al Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world's most prestigious seat of learning, has said the practice is un-Islamic, but other clerics favor it, basing their case on an unauthenticated saying of the Prophet Mohammed."
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