Detroit FGM defendants demand proof: Show us photos of alleged victims' genitalia

The defense in Michigan's historic genital mutilation case is demanding the government turn over "the most significant piece" of evidence: Photos and videos of the genitalia of the young girls who are listed as the victims in the case.

The photos are key evidence because the defendants have always maintained that there was no cutting involved in the procedure, just a minor scraping. The government alleges it was more than that.

With trial two months away, the defense is claiming that prosecutors have either "failed or refused" to turn over crucial information that was requested months ago.

"Namely, the government has failed to provide the most significant piece of discovery in this case —  the video and photographs of medical examinations conducted by the government's expert," defense attorney Matt Newburg wrote in a Tuesday filing that has drawn support from all of the accused. 

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