The claim that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) idetention center in Georgia is reportedly the site of a mass involuntary sterilisation project is disturbing to say the least.
The Guardian reports that
"A whistleblower report published by the non-profit Project South alleges that large numbers of migrant women held at the Irwin county detention centre, a privately run facility that imprisons undocumented immigrants, received hysterectomies that they did not want and which were not medically necessary.
The allegations reported by Project South were first made in a formal complaint by a nurse working at the detention center, Dawn Wooten, who describes the conditions there and conversations she had with imprisoned women in detail. The hysterectomies were all allegedly performed by the same outside gynecologist, Mehendra Amin, of Douglas, Georgia. Wooten says that one migrant woman referred to Amin as the “uterus collector”. Amin told The Intercept that he had only done “one or two hysterectomies in the past two [or] three years.” Responding to the allegations, he said “Everything is wrong” and urged Intercept reporters to “talk to the hospital administrator” for more information.
The women say they were not told why they were having hysterectomies, with some saying that they were given conflicting reasons for the procedures or reprimanded when asked about them. Wooten’s account in the Project South report was corroborated by two lawyers, who told NBC News that four women in the facility whom they represent, had been sterilized without medical cause and without their consent. According to the Project South report, a detained woman at the Irwin county center said: “When I met all these women who had had surgeries, I thought this was like an experimental concentration camp. It was like they’re experimenting with our bodies.
The accusation has an echo of Chinese policies against minorities.
Two Uighur organizations who filed a complaint against China in the International Criminal Court alleging crimes against humanity and repression of minorities.