LEFT NEWS: CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota was left speechless Friday after hearing a report from correspondent Ivan Watson about the alleged treatment of Uighur women being held in internment camps in the Xinjiang region of China.
In her broadcast of “New Day,” Camerota prefaced correspondent Watson’s report with a background on the situation in Xinjiang.
“This morning, shocking allegations of gang rape in detention camps in China. The U.S. government accuses China of the mass internment of up to 2 million members of mostly Muslim ethnic minority groups in recent years,” Camerota said.
“Part of a policy that the U.S. State Department says amounts to genocide. Beijing denies this, claiming the camps are vocational training centers aimed at creating jobs and stamping out Islamist extremism.”
Under President Trump, the U.S. became the first country to formally recognize China’s treatment of the Uighurs as genocide in January.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo specifically cited unjustified imprisonment, forced labor, sterilization, and the torture of millions as genocidal actions carried out by the Chinese Communist Party.
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Watson then went through his report detailing the alleged use of intrauterine devices (IUD) on women to prevent pregnancy, gang rape, and beatings.
One woman said that she was accused of being influenced by American propaganda after living for five years in neighboring Kazakhstan.
She said she endured “torture and rape.” She added in her account that her uterus had to be removed due to damage caused when guards, after a botched IUD procedure, shoved a “stun baton” inside her and shocked her until she passed out.
Another woman claimed she was forced to teach Mandarin Chinese to detainees in one camp and witnessed the mistreatment of other women.
She noted that all of the women “had their hair shaved off” and wore numbered vests. She said that on her first day of work she witnessed a girl being carried out of the camp on a stretcher with “no spark of life on her face,” who allegedly died later from what a police officer said was “heavy bleeding.”