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FGM: Parents who allow girls to be cut must face full force of law, hearing told
by Anna Davis
Parents who allow their daughters to be mutilated must be prosecuted with no fear of upsetting their communities, a hearing has been told.
Survivors of female genital mutilation, MEPs, campaigners and medical experts gathered at the European Parliament for the first high-profile hearing into FGM.
They demanded that the full force of the law be brought down on parents or "cutters" found to have mutilated children.
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