Genital Mutilation LAWSUIT
Finally! Western Law Remedies Woman's Inhumanity to Woman Among Muslim Immigrant Communities
by Phyllis CheslerPajamas MediaMay 27, 2009
In 2001, the mother of an 11 year-old girl spirited her out of Gothenburg, in Sweden, and back to Somalia where she had her brutally genitally mutilated (and without anesthesia). The mother and two other women held her down while a man made sure that she would never experience sexual pleasure and would instead, experience a great deal of pain for the rest of her life.
ccording to the English language Swedish media,
"For several years after the violation the girl was subjected to repeated examinations by her mother who forced her fingers into her vagina to check that her virginity remained intact. She also repeatedly assaulted her daughter with various implements including books, a curtain rail and a belt."
Yesterday, eight years later, the girl, now 19-years-old, won a lawsuit in which she was awarded a monetary compensation from her mother for the "abuse and gross violation of (her bodily) integrity." Damages for pain and suffering are yet to be decided.......read more