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Allegations of 'detailed examination' of women at Doha airport to be investigated: Qatar

 

Qatar has said it will investigate allegations that women traveling on ten different flights from Doha airport underwent detailed examinations of the offensive type.


The medical examination was reportedly carried out when a newborn baby was found in a latrine at Hamad International Airport.


Among the women undergoing medical examination were 13 Australian women. Australian Foreign Minister Maris Peine has said that women were searched in 10 different planes.


According to Australia's Channel Seven, the women were taken to an ambulance at the airport where they were told to take off their underwear, after which they were examined.


The Australian government has contacted Qatari officials and expressed serious concerns about the women undergoing an "internal medical examination" before boarding a flight to Sydney.



Qatari officials apologized for the incident and said in a statement that the government had directed a "comprehensive and transparent investigation" into the incident, the results of which would be shared with other countries.


According to the statement, the newborn baby was found in a plastic bag, which was buried under the rubbish, after which an immediate search was launched in the vicinity, including flights to find the parents.


The statement added: "The immediate and decisive search was aimed at preventing the perpetrators of this heinous crime from fleeing, but if the operation violates the personal freedom or inconvenience of any passenger, Qatar The state apologizes for this. 



Australia has said it is cooperating with Qatar and is working with "two or three" countries whose female citizens have been screened. Not mentioned


A spokesman for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade told local media: "We have formally recorded our concerns about this incident to the Qatari authorities and we have been assured that we will provide detailed and accurate information. Will be delivered.


A New South Wales Police spokeswoman who also oversees quarantine centers for visitors to Sydney said: Help was provided.


Qatar Airways has not yet issued a statement.


However, a spokesman for Hamad International Airport said: "Our medical staff has expressed concern that there may be a mother at the airport who has recently given birth and is in need of immediate medical attention. Therefore, they should be identified before leaving here.


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