CNA Staff, Sep 23, 2020 / 10:01 am
Mexico is investigating reports that at least six of its nationals were among women in US immigration custody on whom hysterectomies were allegedly performed without their full consent, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.
"We are already in contact with six of whom could potentially have been subjected to this procedure," Marcelo Ebrard said at a Sept. 22 press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City.
He said, "It's something unacceptable", and added that "if confirmed, it's a major issue and should not only be sactioned, but other measures taken as well."
Last week The Intercept reported a whistleblower complaint had been filed by several advocacy groups on behalf of a nurse at a U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center for migrants in Georgia.