Qatar has apologised for the strip search of some female travelers on October 2.
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DOHA – The airport officials responsible for invasive vaginal examinations on women at Doha airport have been referred for prosecution, according to the Qatar government.
“Those responsible for these violations and illegal actions have been referred to the Public Prosecution Office,” the Government Communications Office said in a statement on Friday (October 30).
The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior expressed Qatar’s sincerest apology for what some female travelers went through as a result of the measures.
The incident occurred on October 2 but only came to light this week after affected Australian passengers spoke out.
Women on 10 flights from Doha were reportedly subjected to the invasive exams as authorities searched for the mother of a newborn found abandoned in an airport bathroom on October 2.
Among those subjected to the exams was a New Zealander, 13 Australians, two Britons and a French woman.
Australia has lashed out at the “appalling” examinations, while New Zealand called the action “completely unacceptable”. Britain said it is providing support to its affected nationals.
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