Doctor charged with mutilation wins release
DETROIT — A Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on girls in a Muslim sect will be released from jail as she awaits trial.
A judge on Tuesday was persuaded to grant bond to Dr. Jumana Nagarwala after supporters pledged to pay more than US$4 million if she flees the country.
Federal Judge Bernard Friedman called it a “very comprehensive package.”
Nagarwala has been in custody since her arrest in April, and it will be a few days more before she’s released. She must wear an electronic tether.