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US News Qatar: forced gynecological examinations on female passengers after the abandonment of a baby at the airport

10:55  26 october  2020
10:55  26 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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The Australian Government expresses "serious concerns" with Qatar after several passengers on board A statement from Hamad Airport confirmed the baby is safe and is receiving medical care. "The Australian Government is deeply concerned at the unacceptable treatment of some female

A statement from the Hamad International Airport (HIA) said a newborn baby was found abandoned on October 2 and was provided with medical attention. "Individuals who had access to the specific area of the airport where the newborn infant was found were asked to assist in the query.

Les halls de l'aéroport international de Doha le 31 mars 2020 © KARIM JAAFAR The halls of the Doha international airport on March 31, 2020

Passengers on flights departing from Qatar have was subjected to forced body examinations in early October after the discovery of a premature newborn baby in the toilet at Doha International Airport, an incident deemed "extremely disturbing" by Australia.

La ministre australienne des Affaires étrangères Marise Payne, lors d'une conférence de presse le 28 juillet 2020 à Washington © Brendan Smialowski Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne at a press conference on July 28, 2020 in Washington

A number of women, mostly Australians, were disembarked from several planes and taken to ambulances where they underwent tests to determine if they had recently given birth.

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female passengers , including Australians, to undergo involuntary medical inspections after a for a transit stop at the Hamad International Airport in Doha in Qatar, a "premature baby " was found It has been reported that the women were allegedly forced to remove their underwear and have their

The examinations reportedly happened after staff at Hamad International Airport discovered a prematurely born baby in a bathroom. There are mixed reports as to whether the baby was alive or deceased. Thirteen Australians were among those said to have been examined .

The facts, reported by Australian TV Seven News, occurred on October 2 and were revealed by Australian passengers.

- Landed planes -

Foreign Minister Marise Payne expressed Australia's disapproval in very strong terms on Monday.

"This is an extremely, extremely disturbing, shocking, worrying chain of events," Ms. Payne said. "I have never heard of such a thing in my life."

"We have made our concerns very clear to the Qatari authorities," continued Ms. Payne, adding that the Australian Federal Police had been seized of the matter. According to the minister, the publication of a report by the Qatari authorities on this incident is "imminent".

A source in Doha informed of an internal investigation told AFP on Sunday that officials "had forced women to undergo invasive body examinations, mainly Papanicolaou tests (smears, editor's note) forced".

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Invasive searches took place after prematurely born baby found dead in airport bathroom. And then they were presented to a female doctor and they were basically strip searched . to see whether The Telegraph has approached Doha Hamad airport for comment but had not received a response at the

Female passengers flying from Qatar were subjected to invasive searches after a premature baby was found abandoned in an airport bathroom "Medical professionals expressed concern to officials about the health and welfare of a mother who had just given birth and requested she be located prior

Qatar applies Islamic law which severely punishes women who become pregnant outside marriage.

An Australian lawyer from Sydney, Wolfgang Babeck, a passenger on one of the affected flights, told AFP that the women subjected to the examinations had returned to their plane "in a state of shock" after having had to strip the lower part of their body for examination by a female doctor.

- "State of shock" -

"They were all upset, some were angry, one was crying, and no one could believe what had just happened," said Mr Babeck, who believes the incident could constitute "a violation of international law".

In addition to Australian female passengers, a French female passenger was also affected, according to an official.

Doha Airport reported that "medical staff expressed concerns to airport officials about the health and well-being of a mother who had just given birth and asked to be located before she do not leave ".

Qatar: female passengers underwent bodily examinations after the abandonment of a baby

 Qatar: female passengers underwent bodily examinations after the abandonment of a baby © Supplied by Le Point qatar, plane The facts occurred earlier this month. According to press information confirmed by the Agence France-Presse on Sunday, October 25, female passengers forcibly underwent extensive body examinations after the discovery of a premature newborn abandoned in the toilets at Doha airport, the Qatari capital. The airport simply said that women had been asked to "participate" in requests to locate the mother of the baby, who is still alive, according to a statement.

13 Aussie women stripped in horror Qatar Airways flight after baby found. 7 News reported that women at the airport , including 13 Australians, were pulled off flights and forced to undergo “invasive” medical examinations in that time. RELATED: Passenger filmed punching flight attendant.

Our airport remains open on a scaled down operations. 2. When will Nationals and residents be allowed back into Qatar? Passengers from low-risk countries will be tested at the airport , the results of which will be available at a later time. They can then proceed to home quarantine.

"The individuals who had access to the area of ​​the airport where the newborn was found were invited to participate in the search," added the airport authorities, without specifying what had been asked of the women interviewed or their number.

One of the affected flights, Qatar Airways' QR908 to Sydney, was four hours late due to the incident, according to the Flight Radar 24 monitoring site.

Women from other countries and other flights underwent similar examinations. An investigation is underway in Qatar, according to Seven News.

- Airport call -

Doha airport called on Sunday for the baby's mother to come forward, suggesting that the exams had been for nothing.

"The newborn remains unidentified, but it is in good health in the hands of medical and social workers," the airport said, calling on anyone with information about the mother to share it.

Ms Payne admitted that Australian officials were briefed on the facts by passengers shortly after a flight to Sydney was blocked.

Asked, Qatar Airways did not comment on Sunday.

The case could tarnish Qatar's reputation as it prepares to welcome tens of thousands of foreign visitors to the World Cup in 2022.

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