(Jumana) Nagarwala," Woodward said, referring to the lead defendant in the case, later adding, "The Minnesota victims were not the first victims." 4 kids in genital mutilation case to stay with parents - for now Against Woodward's wishes, U.S.
District Judge Bernard Friedman granted bond to two other defendants in the case: Dr.
The government believes the three defendants, all members of a local Indian-Muslim sect, subjected numerous girls to genital cutting procedures over a 12-year period.
The defense has argued that the Attars did not engage in any criminal act and that the procedure at issue is a protected religious rite-of-passage that involves no cutting, but rather a scraping of genital membrane.
They also argued the Attars are not a danger to the society and have no reason or desire to flee, convincing U.S.