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Hearing Set for Togo Woman Escaping Female Genital Mutilation

The case of Fauziya Kasinga will be heard next month by the federal Board of Immigration Appeals. The young woman is seeking asylum in the United States to escape the female genital mutilation she would be subjected to in Togo. The United Nations considers the tribal ritual a human rights violation

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The Los Angeles Times - April 11, 1996

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