SWEDEN: Ombudsman Sues Over Forced Exam

The Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination says a now 13 year old girl and her family deserve around 63,000 dollars in damages for forcing the girl to be examined to see if she had been the victim of genital mutilation.

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The forced examination came after the parents took the girl on a trip to Africa three years ago.

The office of the ombudsman, which is taking the case to court, says that the social service authorities knew the girl’s parents were against female genital mutilation, and the only reason they acted was because of the family’s ethnic background.

SOURCE: Radio Sweden

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DATE: 08/09/2007

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