Baby Girl Dies, Gambia: Two Women Arraigned for Circumcising a Minor, Remanded in Custody

In spite of the World’s efforts to end HGM (Human Genital Mutilation) it goes on still. This case of FGM shows that attempts to end it by law are not very successful – the perpetrators being considered for release on bail.

“Two Gambian women, Sunkarou Darboe and Saffiatou Darboe from Sankandi Village (Kiang West) were on Thursday 10th of March, 2016 dragged to court on four criminal counts ranging from “Conspiracy to commit felony’, ‘Prohibition of female circumcision’ and two counts of ‘Accomplices to female circumcision’ contrary to the laws of the Gambia.

However the duo pleaded not guilty as charged and was remanded in custody until the 15th March for the court to decide as to whether they should be released on bail or continue to languish in detention.”

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