The Desertflowerfoundation reports on 23 Feb 2012:

BERLIN/DUBLIN – Last thursday the German parliament discussed the first time about a proposed law from the German party Alliance 90/The Greens, according to which female genital mutilation (FGM) would be jugded as grievous bodily harm. As the Headquater for Political Education reports on its website, the maximum penalty would be 15 years imprisonment, as far as the act is done purposly. Members of all parties voiced their support for the best possible protection of girls and women against FGM in Germany.

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