Via the Guardian comes a grisly tale of genital cutting and witchcraft in the heart of England.
By Terry Firma | Friendly Atheist
We previously wrote about the case here, right after the court’s guilty verdict. Now the judge, Justice Philippa Whipple, has imposed a jail sentence that matches the barbarity of the crime.
A mother has been jailed for 11 years after becoming the first person in Britain to be convicted of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a landmark case. The 37-year-old woman was found guilty of cutting her three-year-old daughter.
The crime is punishable with a maximum sentence of 14 years.