Woman who fears daughter faces FGM gets deportation reprieve – The Guardian

Theresa May has intervened to halt the deportation of a woman who claimed that her three-year-old daughter would face female genital mutilation if they returned to Nigeria.

The decision to refuse Lola Ilesanmi’s application to remain in the UK has been withdrawn and the prime minister has ordered Brandon Lewis, the immigration minister, to personally oversee a review of her case.

Ilesanmi, 29, alleged that she was beaten, forced to have an abortion and had her face “smashed with an iPad” by her estranged husband because of her refusal to subject their daughter to FGM. He has denied the allegations.

Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/14/woman-who-fears-daughter-faces-fgm-gets-deportation-reprieve