Qatari police could be jailed after ordering invasive search of female...

Qatari police could be jailed after ordering invasive search of female...
Qatari police could be jailed after ordering invasive search of female...
Qatar airport police officers who ordered forced examinations of female passengers face “sentences of up to three years,” prosecutors said.

The passengers were removed from their flights and examined in ambulances on the tarmac at Hamad International Airport in Doha on October 2.

It was part of a police effort to identify the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned in an airport washroom.

Qatari prosecutors said on Monday that an unknown number of judicial police officers working in the airport security service had been charged after “acting unilaterally”.

A statement said: “Further investigations revealed that some employees of the airport security department acted unilaterally by summoning female medical staff to perform an external examination of some female passengers, believing that what they had done was in law. ”

Describing the exams as “external” contradicts other reports that the exams were invasive.

Prosecutors said they identified the baby’s mother, calling her an Asian national and “doomed.”

She reportedly fled the country before the baby was found.

Legal action was taken to arrest her after prosecutors charged her with attempted murder.

She faces up to 15 years in prison if arrested.

Prosecutors also said the father was identified using a DNA test, although they did not say how he was initially found.

He has been charged, although the nature of his offense is unclear.

The abandoned little girl is taken care of by the Qatari authorities.

In Qatar, as in much of the Middle East, sex and childbirth outside of marriage are illegal and severely punished.

In the past, migrant workers hid pregnancies and tried to travel abroad to give birth. Others have abandoned their babies to avoid jail.

The situation came to light at the end of October after a number of Australian passengers complained after they were taken from their flight to Sydney and searched.

It is believed that other nationalities and flights to nine other destinations were also targeted, but this has not been confirmed.

Australia described the searches as inappropriate and beyond the circumstances under which women could give their free and informed consent, with Foreign Secretary Marise Payne calling the situation

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