A British doctor, accused of performing illegal female genital mutilation on a young woman after she delivered a baby, has gone on trial in London. He is facing up to 14 years in jail in the first case of its kind in the UK. The hearing, which started on January 13 in London's Southwark Crown Court, resumes on January 20; the court has been adjourned. The woman, 24 at the time, who gave birth in Whittington Hospital, north London, in November 2012 had suffered a genital mutilation when she was six in Somalia. The procedure involved her labia being partially sewn together. The prosecution claims that Doctor Dhanuson Dharmasena violated the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, when he cut through the scar tissue of the woman and put in two stitches, thus, partly sewing her labia back together.
INC News, 19/01/2015 - via RussiaTimes