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Mother jailed for arranging daughters’ genital mutilation in Africa

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A woman who took her two young daughters to Africa for female genital mutilation has been sentenced to four years in prison, becoming the first person in Queensland to be jailed for the crime.

The District Court in Brisbane heard the girls — aged 10 and 13 — had no prior warning they would undergo the procedure after travelling to Somalia with their mother in April 2015.

Last month, a jury found the woman — who cannot be named for legal reasons — guilty of two counts of removing a child from the state for female genital mutilation (FGM).

Full article : https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-21/genital-mutilation-brisbane-woman-jailed/10924058

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