“Australian women, alleging invasive strip searches, step up their legal action against Qatar”, SBS News, May 23, 2023:
A third Qatari government body has been hit with claims of assault, battery, and false imprisonment in a lawsuit by five Australian women allegedly strip-searched at Doha’s Hamad Airport.
The women were among hundreds forcibly removed from aircraft at Doha on 2 October, 2020, as officials searched for the mother of a newborn baby in a bathroom at the terminal. Taken out of the plane by armed guards, many say they were forced to have non-consensual gynaecological or intimate physical examinations.
One passenger was forced to undergo a strip search holding her five-month old son, the lawsuit claims. Another, who is elderly and legally blind, was directed out of the aircraft but was not subject to a search….”
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