OPEC Basket Price Stood, at $46.67    South Korea Reports 629 New Coronavirus Cases    With KSrelief's Support, Prosthetics Center Continues Providing Medical Services to Beneficiaries, in Taiz, Yemen,    Prince Faisal lauds Kuwaiti, US efforts in Gulf crisis GCC chief welcomes Kuwait foreign minister's remarks about likely Gulf reconciliation    Sullivan two clear of Wallace in Dubai    Saudi Arabia ranks first in Arab world, 22nd globally in Global AI Index    Single-day deaths fall to 10 as Saudi Arabia reports 234 COVID-19 cases, 357 recoveries    Wall Street Closing    KSrelief Distributes 190 Winter Bags for Displaced in Marib, Yemen    Sadara launches on-job training for Saudi fresh graduates    Saudi Press: Saudi Arabia Establishes Its Relations with Countries on Principles of Mutual Respect    HRH Crown Prince Congratulates Thailand's King on His Country's National Day    The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Interception, Destruction of Bomb-Laden UAV Launched by Terrorist, Iran-Backed Houthi Militia Toward the Kingdom    King Salman, Crown Prince send condolences to Macron on death of France's ex-president    COVID-19 recovery focus of UN General Assembly special session    'UAE committed to resolving Palestinian-Israeli conflict'    LuLu launches Italian food festival 'Let's Eatalian'    Bahrain, UAE leaders condole King Salman on Princess Hessa's death    Yamaha's Adrien Van Beveren tops massive bike and quad entry for Hail Bajas    Proactive judiciary helps recover R12bn stalled projects funds of 30,000 investors    President of IsDB Meets with Benin's Minister of State in Charge of Planning and Development    Executive regulations on labor reform initiative in the offing    Saudi Aramco says teams working to fix technical glitch in Jazan pumping facility    Sullivan breaks course record with a 61 to lead DP World event    UAE marks 49th National Day with 5 different GWR attempts    Saudi Arabia is the Safest among G20 Countries According to International Indicators    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Lower, at 8,694.13 Points    ARM, BUTT Sports, CSG, ICAD, M Eagles, R Jurana maintain winning streak in Ace Travel Saudi Cu    ISO Launch Quality Ambassadors' Initiative    British actor Prowse who played Darth Vader dies aged 85    Mahrez hat-trick as Manchester City thrash Burnley 5-0 yet again    Late penalty leaves Liverpool with draw at Brighton    Rapper Shouly releases debut solo album ‘The Empty Quarter' Album tackles big issues including fear, vice, anxiety, family, and religion    Improving immunity key reason to participate in Dubai Fitness Challenge    Argentina Soccer Legend Maradona Dies of Heart Attack    Coman rescues 1-1 draw for Bayern against Werder    MCIT Launches Initiative to Raise Awareness on Cyberbullying    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Saudi Medical Team Restore Young Man's Lost Vision, One Year later    KSrelief Organizes Awareness Campaign on Breast Cancer in Aden Governorate, Yemen    Ithra Signs Agreement with Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt    Court facilitates young woman's marriage after stripping father's guardianship    Bahrain's top Islamic body condemns attempts to insult Muslim symbols    Saudi man accused of harassing foreign wife asked to be produced before court Court allows divorce, custody of children by mother    S. P. Bala, legendary Indian singer, dead at 74    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    Senior Scholars Council Issues Decision No. 246 Regarding Attendance of Friday Prayer and Prayers at Mosques in a Case of Spread of Epidemic or Fear of its Spread    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Outrage after Qatar conducted 'invasive' medical exams of women at Doha airport
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 29 - 10 - 2020

Qatar on Wednesday expressed "regrets for subjecting more than a dozen women to invasive medical exams after an abandoned newborn was found in an airport bathroom.
Women passengers flying Qatar Airways were strip-searched and given physical exams by Qatari officials at an airport in Doha earlier this month.
The incident has caused massive outrage with Rights activists and others calling it sexual assault.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the incident was "unacceptable" and "appalling", following disturbing details outlined in the Qatari governments' statement.
The examinations occurred after a newborn premature baby was found in a terminal bathroom at Hamad International Airport on Oct. 2.
"A newborn infant was found in a trash can, concealed in a plastic bag and buried under garbage, at Hamad International Airport (HIA)," the Qatari government said in a statement.
"The baby girl was rescued from what appeared to be a shocking and appalling attempt to kill her."
"This was the first instance of an abandoned infant being discovered in such a condition at HIA — this egregious and life-threatening violation of the law triggered an immediate search for the parents, including on flights in the vicinity of where the newborn was found," the statement added.
The government, however, tried to defend the officials who made such an outrageous and atrocious move.
"While the aim of the urgently-decided search was to prevent the perpetrators of the horrible crime from escaping, the State of Qatar regrets any distress or infringement on the personal freedoms of any traveler caused by this action," the statement pointed out.
According to the statement, the Qatari government has ordered a "comprehensive, transparent investigation" into the incident which will be shared with Australian authorities.
"The State of Qatar remains committed to ensuring the safety, security, and comfort of all travelers transiting through the country," the statement concluded.
The Australian government now claims that women on 10 different flights at Doha airport were subjected to internal examinations by Qatari authorities.
The Australian prime minister said his government would consider "all options", including legal action, once it had reviewed the investigation report into the incident.
"We find this unacceptable. That has been the official message and conveyed very clearly in the investigation because it is unacceptable," Morrison said.
"As a father of a daughter, I could only shudder at the thought that anyone would, Australian or otherwise, be subjected to that.
"There is no doubt in the mind of whether its Qatari airlines or the government, about Australia's strong objections and views about this and I, think those views are shared, widely, so we will make a further response ... once we have the opportunity to see the results of that investigation."
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Wednesday told a parliamentary hearing 18 Australian women were involved.
"The matters which are being discussed in relation to this matter are very concerning and very distributing and the Australian government has been clear about that," Payne said.
It is also understood there were a number of women of other nationalities also involved. —Agencies

Clic here to read the story from its source.