Friday, 21 March 2014

FGM Prevention and Prosecution

U.K Stamping Out FGM in the first prosecution

For 29 years Female Genital Mutilation FGM has been outlawed in Britain, and today marks the announcement of the first case of prosecutions to perpetrators of FGM crime; the charge signals the seriousness and should hinder and prevent anyone wishing to support FGM.

  • Prohibition of Female Genital Circumscion Act 1985 of England and Wales

  • Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 ( replaces former Act)

  • FGM Act 2003 increases maximum penalty from 5-14 years

  • Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena 31, of Whittington  Hospital faces prosecution April 15th.

  • Hasan Mohamed 40, also charged with aiding and abetting a serious crime with Dharmasena.

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