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Australia's first prosecution of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been labelled "much ado about nothing" by the defence for two of the people accused of being involved in the crime, who claim that no mutilation occurred.

The trial of Shabbir Mohammedbhai Vaziri, a woman known as KM and the mother of two girls who allegedly underwent the alleged mutilation started in the New South Wales supreme court on Monday.

The mother, known as A2, is accused of arranging for two of her daughters to undergo FGM when they were each seven years old between 2010 and 2012. She is also accused of being present when the woman known as KM did the procedure.


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