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Religious circumcisions are crimes says court
Religious circumcisions are bodily harm and thus a crime, a German court ruled this week, in what was dubbed a precedent-setting decision.
Non-medical circumcision is a "serious and irreversible interference in the integrity of the human body," the Cologne district court ruled.
This criminalises religious circumcisions performed by Jews and Muslims, the Financial Times Deutschland newspaper said on Tuesday. It says circumcision should be considered a crime of bodily harm.
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