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Australian women sue over Qatar airport strip-searches

BBC News

November 15, 2021

A group of Australian women who were strip-searched and examined at Doha airport are suing authorities in Qatar.

The women were ordered off a flight and checked for whether they had given birth after a baby was found in a bin at Hamad Airport in October 2020.

They described their experience as state-sanctioned assault and the incident sparked widespread outrage.

Qatar later apologised and one airport official was handed a suspended jail sentence.

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