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Ireland Jury sworn in as couple goes on trial accused of female genital mutilation of child

17:27  19 november  2019
17:27  19 november  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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A JURY HAS been empanelled in the case of a Dublin couple accused of female genital mutilation of a child.

The couple, who can’t be named for legal reasons, both pleaded not guilty to one count of carrying out an act of female genital mutilation on the girl at an address in Dublin on September 16, 2016.

an island in the middle of a room © PA Archive PA Images The 37-year-old man and 27-year-old woman also pleaded not guilty to one count of child cruelty on the same day.

A jury of eight men and four women was empanelled in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.

It is due to start tomorrow before Judge Elma Sheahan.

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What is female genital mutilation ? FGM is usually carried out in a warped act of religious piety. It is routinely practised by obscure Islamic sects or people In March 2018 two fathers accused of forcing their daughters to undergo FGM - a 29-year-old taxi driver in Bristol and an African lawyer aged 50

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

Comments are off as legal proceedings are ongoing.

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Married couple found guilty of female genital mutilation of daughterThe couple both pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to one count of carrying out an act of FGM on a then one-year-old girl at an address in Dublin on September 16, 2016.

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