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Girl receives damages for genital mutilation
by Peter Vinthagen Simpson
A 19-year-old girl in Gothenburg has been awarded compensation after having been subjected to genital mutilation in Somalia as an 11-year-old.
The girl was awarded 390,000 kronor ($52,000) in damages for abuse and gross violation of integrity (grov fridskränkning), the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority (Brottsoffermyndigheten) has announced.
Then 11-years-old, the girl was taken on holiday to Somalia in 2001. While there she was subjected to genital mutilation.
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