Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 15, 2020 / 09:32 am (CNA).- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has declined to comment on allegations that hysterectomies were performed on detained immigrant women without their full consent. A complaint was filed with the Office of the Inspector General last week, alleging medical neglect at a detention center in Georgia.
After an initial report from The Intercept, news outlet Law & Crime reported on Monday that a whistleblower complaint was filed Sept. 8 with the OIG at the Department of Homeland Security, including testimony from immigrants at the ICE detention center in Georgia and a nurse at the center. The complaint alleges that immigrant women there underwent hysterectomies at an extraordinarily high rate.
One detainee likened the conditions to “an experimental concentration camp.” Women were reported to be “confused” as to the procedure they had received.