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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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