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Burkina Faso Arrests At Least 30 People For Illegal FGM Procedures Sending More Than 50 Girls To Hospital

Associated Press: Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions
“Burkina Faso authorities have jailed more than 30 adults after they carried out botched female genital mutilation on nearly 60 infants and girls who have been hospitalized…” (9/18).

BBC News: Burkina Faso botched FGM leaves 50 girls in hospital
“…Not all girls who underwent the circumcision have been traced, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Laurence Marshall Ilboudo, said. Two 60-year-old women, along with the parents of some of the girls, have been arrested…” (9/17).

The Guardian: Burkina Faso botched FGM leaves 50 girls in hospital
“…FGM has been illegal in Burkina Faso since 1996, making it one of the first African countries to outlaw the practice…” (Ratcliffe, 9/18).

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