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Who Is Amina Noor? Woman Jailed For Seven Years For Handing Over Girl, 3, For Female Genital Mutilation

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Somalia-born Amina Noor, 40, was previously found guilty in a trial of taking a girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to a residence in Kenya where she underwent female genital mutilation (FGM). The crime came to light when the victim, then 16, confided in a teacher at school.

Today, Noor has been sentenced to seven years in prison. This marks the first time in the Metropolitan Police’s history that justice has been achieved for FGM committed abroad. It is also only the second conviction for FGM in the UK since its illegalization in 1985.

Senior Crown Prosecutor Patricia Strobino commented on the conviction, stating that cases like this one will hopefully empower potential victims and survivors of FGM to come forward, knowing they will be supported and believed when sharing their experiences.

Who Is Amina Noor? Woman Jailed For Seven Years For Handing Over Girl, 3, For Female Genital Mutilation

Amina Noor, aged 40, was found guilty last year of aiding a Kenyan woman in performing the procedure abroad in 2006.

Source: Vimbuzz.com

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