Norway: First female circumcision case in court

Police in Oslo suspect a couple in their forties of circumcising five of their six daughters, ages 5 to 14. Only the couple's youngest daughter, age 3, is not circumcised.

The parents are originally from Gambia, the woman is currently 7 months pregnant. Due to health problems, the father alone appeared in court.

The couple and their five children were interrogated by police yesterday. All the children were born and raised in Norway and are Norwegian citizens.

The couple were reported to the police by a children's organization.

Police are calling this an historical case. It's the first time in Norway that anybody is being indicted for female circumcision.

Source: Kristeligt Dagblad (Danish)

See also: Norway: Changing attitudes towards female circumcision

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