The doctor at the center of a historic genital mutilation case has another favor she's asking of the judge: let me use the Internet.
This, on top of — please dismiss more charges against me.
More than a year after her arrest in the nation's first female genital cutting case, the defiant Dr. Jumana Nagarwala continues to pound away at the government for pursuing the case. She claims, among other things, that the law that's being used to prosecute her is unconstitutional, so therefore the key charges against her need to be dropped.
She's also upset about losing certain freedoms, such as using the Internet.
This week, a judge will hold a hearing to consider her request to access the Internet, which she's forbidden from using under the terms of her bond conditions.