Ugandan Woman Becomes First Woman To Be Convicted In UK For FMG On Three-Year-Old

A 37-year-old mother has been jailed after becoming the first person in the UK to be convicted of female genital mutilation (FGM).2 min


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The Ugandan woman mutilated her three-year-old daughter at their family home in east London in 2017.

During the trial, the woman claimed that in August 2017 her daughter climbed up to get a biscuit and “fell on metal and it’s ripped her private parts”.

Medics alerted the police to the girl’s injuries after they treated her at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone.

The child “lost a significant amount of blood as a result of the injuries… delivered and inflicted on her”, doctors said.

She was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for the FGM and a further two years for indecent images and extreme pornography.

Mrs Justice Whipple said the act was “barbaric and a sickening crime”.

“FGM has long been against the law and let’s be clear FGM is a form of child abuse”, she added.

Her Former Partner;

The woman’s former partner, a 43-year-old Ghanaian man, was cleared of involvement in the FGM act.

But was sentenced to 11 months in prison by Mrs Justice Whipple, after he pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of an indecent image of a child and two charges of possessing extreme pornography.

This isn’t the first case to appear in court in the UK but the first to be convicted since the others were acquitted.

The judge and police claim she was practicing witchcraft

BBC

Police said they found evidence of "witchcraft" in the woman's home, including limes stuffed with written curses.

MET Police

Police also found two cow tongues with metal screws in them.

Female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is a ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. 

The practice is found in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and within communities from countries in which FGM is common. 

UNICEF estimated in 2016 that 200 million women living today in 30 countries—27 African countries, Indonesia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Yemen have undergone the procedures.

FGM IS UNLAWFUL AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW!


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