The Latest: Doctor, Wife in Female Cutting Case Denied Bond
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A doctor charged with allowing female genital mutilation at his Detroit-area clinic has been denied bond and will remain in jail.
A judge also refused to release the wife of Dr. Fakhruddin Attar after a long
court hearing Wednesday.
Federal Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Stafford says the doctor and Farida Attar
are a danger to the public. She cited allegations that they encouraged people to
deny that anything illegal occurred.
Dr. Attar is charged with allowing another doctor to perform genital mutilation
in February on two 7-year-old girls from Minnesota. Prosecutors say his wife was
present and may have helped to hold the children down.
Defense attorneys deny that genital mutilation occurred. The Attars and the
Minnesota girls' families belong to a Muslim sect called Dawoodi Bohra.