Australian women sue Qatar over invasive strip searches at airport

Australian women sue Qatar over invasive strip searches at airport


A group of Australian women are suing Qatari authorities after being ordered off flights in Doha and forced to undergo invasive body exams during a search for the mother of a newborn found in an airport bathroom, their lawyer said Monday.

The incident at Hamad Airport in October 2020 sparked widespread outrage after women on 10 Qatar Airways flights, including 13 Australians, described their ordeal as state-sanctioned assault.

An attorney at Sydney-based firm Marque Lawyers said seven of the women plan legal action to “send a message to Qatari authorities that you can’t treat women … in this manner.”

Trending: BREAKING: HERO Student Tate Myre Was Killed Trying To Disarm Shooter

“The group of women have suffered enormous distress on the evening concerned, now just over a year ago, and they continue to suffer distress and

Continue reading

You Might Like

 

Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

Thanks for sharing!
Send this to a friend