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Home Office confirms mother fearing FGM deported to Nigeria

A mother who fears her two daughters will be subjected to female genital mutilation in her native Nigeria has been deported.

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Home Office: Nigerian mother 'not in need of protection'

A Home Office spokesperson said:

We consider every claim for asylum on its individual merits and in this case the claimant was not considered to be in need of protection.

The case has gone through the proper legal process and our decision has been supported by the UK courts on five separate occasions, while the European Court of Human Rights declined an application to halt the removal.

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