Michigan doctor, wife arrested for allegedly conspiracy to carry out female genital mutilation

A medical clinic, similar to the one in the possession of Dr. Attar.

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A Michigan doctor and his wife were arrested and charged on Friday morning for alleged conspiracy to carry out female genital mutilation on minors, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Dr. SD Attar and his wife, Farida Attar, were arrested only a week after officials from other Michigan-based doctor, Jumama Nagarwala was arrested for performing FGM. Nagarwala is an emergency-room doctor in Detroit.

The Attars arranged, allegedly, and supports Nagarwala in the implementation of FGM from a medical clinic, Dr. Attar has in Livonia, Michigan. Attar’s wife works in the clinic as the office manager. The three are believed to be the first people charged under a Federal law, the punishment, female genital mutilation (FGM).

According to the criminal complaint, some of Attar’s victims, ranging in age from 6 to 8, are to be believed, traveled to the interstate, the process is carried out.

Female genital mutilation is prevalent in some Muslim-majority countries, and sometimes also as a “cleaning” by its practitioners. It involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, often carried out without anesthesia. It is designed so that the females remain up to your wedding young women.

According to a 2013 census by the Population Reference Bureau, around 500,000 women and girls in the United States, the procedures have undergone, or are at the risk of the procedure.

Attar and his wife were scheduled to appear in Detroit Federal court Friday afternoon.

Brooke Singman is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.

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