Muslima charged with mutilating daughter’s genitals demands removal of ankle monitor – it’s ‘irritating’

An Oakland County, Michigan mother who is one of eight defendants in America’s first female genital mutilation (FGM) case asked to have her ankle monitor removed because it causes “irritation to the skin.”

Detroit Free Press reports that the mother, whose name has been kept confidential to protect the identity of her minor daughter, submitted documents on Tuesday arguing the device “serves no practical purpose and there is no reason to continue wearing it for the next eight months” prior to the trial.