Several women were asked to deboard the flight and were strip-searched by the authorities of Qatar Airways onboard a flight from Doha to Sydney.
Flight QR908 to Sydney was about to leave the Hamad International airport at Doha at 8.30 on Friday when the authorities found an infant’s dead body at the airport.
Following this, authorities asked several women to step down and those women returned to the plain after almost three-four hours.
— Saskia Steinh⭕️rst (@scruffy65) October 26, 2020
13 Australian women were subjected to an invasive, strip search at #DohaAirport in early October with @MarisePayne & the Australian government describing the incident as "deeply concerning", "unacceptable", "offensive" and "grossly inappropriate". https://t.co/Y4oB9zBtb7
— Women's Agenda (@WomensAgenda) October 25, 2020
More than a dozen female passengers were subjected to “invasive” and “humiliating” internal exams in Qatar after a newborn infant was found abandoned at the Doha airport, Australian media have reported, in an incident the country’s government protested as “offensive” and “grossly inappropriate”.
The outcry came after Seven Network News reported on Sunday that women at Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA), including 13 Australians, were removed from flights, detained and “forced to undergo an inspection” in an ambulance on the tarmac.
Many women were in tears , news reported
They were told to take their underwear off or their clothes from the bottom and then it was inspected whether they had given birth,
The flight was reportedly delayed by four hours as the women were examined.
Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade called the treatment of the passengers on board the Qatar Airways flight “unacceptable”.
The AFP is investigating an incident that occurred in Doha, Qatar where 13 Australian women were 'stripped searched' and their genitals examined by officials of Doha Airport following a premature baby being found.#TickerTV #TickerNews pic.twitter.com/JDAZI41FAn
— ticker (@tickertvau) October 26, 2020