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A girl who allegedly underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) in Australia has described seeing a woman holding a "silver tool" that looked "a bit like a scissor" on the day it allegedly happened.

However, in conversations with her father about two years after the event he insisted she had not been cut.

The girl, known as C1, was seven years old and is one of two alleged victims in the first FGM trial in Australia. The second alleged victim is her younger sister, known as C2. The prosecution claims the FGM took place between 2010 and 2012.


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