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First female genital mutilation case to go to trial in NSW Supreme Court
by Louise Hall
An elderly woman has pleaded not guilty to performing female genital mutilation on two young sisters.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will stand trial next year alongside the girls' mother and a man.
Chief Justice Tom Bathurst has allowed the case to be heard in the Supreme Court as it is the first time in NSW - and possibly Australia - that a person or people have been prosecuted for such an offence.
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