Australian women are strip searched and have their genitals ‘invasively examined’ at Doha Airport after the body of a premature baby was found in the terminal bathroom
- Thirteen Australian women were strip searched at Doha airport last month
- Authorities pulled the women off a plane after a foetus was found in a bathroom
- They were told to remove their underwear and their genitals were examined
- The federal government has registered a complaint with Qatari authorities
Thirteen Australian women were pulled off a plane to have their genitals ‘invasively examined’ at Doha Airport after a foetus was found in the terminal bathroom.
The Federal Government has ‘formally registered serious concerns’ after the group were strip searched at Hamad International Airport last month.
Airline staff allegedly found an abandoned premature baby in the bathroom before ordering the women off their flight to Sydney and into an ambulance stationed on the tarmac.
The women were then allegedly ordered to remove their underwear and ‘invasively examined’ without their consent.
The Australian government has formally registered serious concerns with Qatari authorities after 13 Australian women were pulled off a plane to have their genitals ‘invasively’ examined last month at Hamad International Airport (pictured)
It is understood none of the women were told about the deceased baby prior to the humiliating physical examination.
The incident has become a serious matter between the Australian and Qatari government, according to 7News.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was aware of the ‘concerning reports’.
‘We have formally registered our serious concerns regarding the incident with Qatari authorities and have been assured that detailed and transparent information on the event will be provided soon,’ it said.
The women complained about the incident while in hotel quarantine after returning to Australia, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The Australian government does not have the authority to launch an investigation but the Department of Foreign Affairs is working with the Qatar government to address the issue.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Qatar Airways for comment.
Qatar airline staff strip searched the women without their consent after allegedly discovering an abandoned foetus in an airport bathroom
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