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First UK FGM prosecutions

First UK FGM prosecutions

The first UK prosecutions over female genital mutilation have been announced by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Dr Dhanoun Dharmasena, 31, of Ilford, Essex, will be prosecuted for an alleged offence while working at the Whittington Hospital in London. Hasan Mohamed, 40, of Holloway, north London, faces a charge of intentionally encouraging female genital mutilation. Dr Dharmasena and Mr Mohamed will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 15 April.

BBC article

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