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mikecon3

You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried! I'm sure someone will find an Australian joke in there somewhere!

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1755151/middle-east
 

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Women on 10 flights from Qatar invasively examined: Australia

Women were removed from a Sydney-bound Qatar Airways flight in Doha earlier this month and forced to undergo vaginal inspections. (AFP)

October 28, 2020 03:33

Women were forced to undergo vaginal inspections

Australian FM called the searches “grossly disturbing” and “offensive”

SYDNEY: Female passengers on 10 planes flying out of Doha were forced to endure invasive physical examinations, Australia’s foreign minister said Wednesday, greatly expanding the number of women previously thought affected.

It was revealed on Sunday that women were removed from a Sydney-bound Qatar Airways flight in Doha earlier this month and forced to undergo vaginal inspections after a newborn baby was found abandoned in an airport bathroom.

Qatar apologized Wednesday but offered no immediate explanation of how officials decided to perform invasive vaginal examinations on the women.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne told a Senate hearing Wednesday that women on “10 aircraft in total” had been subject to the searches she has described as “grossly disturbing” and “offensive.”

“We became aware of that yesterday through advice from our post in Doha,” she said.

She said 18 Australian women on the October 2 flight to Sydney were affected, along with “other foreign nationals.” AFP understands one French woman on the flight was among them.

Payne did not detail the destinations of the other flights.

The incident has sparked a diplomatic row between Australia and Qatar, with Canberra lodging protests with the Middle East nation over the treatment of its citizens.

Officials said Australia was also working with other countries to jointly raise concerns with Doha but refused to name those countries, citing privacy concerns.

Payne admitted she had not spoken directly to her Qatari counterpart, saying she was “waiting to see the report” on the incident, which she expected to receive this week.

Doha’s Hamad International airport previously confirmed a broad outline of events, without providing details of the procedures, or the number of women and flights involved.

It also launched an appeal Sunday for the child’s mother to come forward, saying the baby remains unidentified but is “safe under the professional care of medical and social workers.”

 

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Goetz1965

"... after a newborn baby was found abandoned in an airport bathroom"

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mikecon3
1 hour ago, Goetz1965 said:

"... after a newborn baby was found abandoned in an airport bathroom"

Yes, that is in the article, and IMHO, still doesn't give them the right to do what they did.

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lamoe
6 minutes ago, mikecon3 said:

Yes, that is in the article, and IMHO, still doesn't give them the right to do what they did.

Their country, their rules. "a newborn baby" if that means delivered in CR than it could be seen as attempted murder depending on the location and usage of CR.

 

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mikecon3
41 minutes ago, lamoe said:

Their country, their rules.

You are correct...and still doesn't make it right. Can you imagine the uproar in Atlanta or NY if they found a newborn in the bathroom and searched every female passenger in the airport? They did it because they could get away with it. That is why I tell people to be very aware of where you are going to transit through, and avoid transiting the ME if at all possible.

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lamoe
5 hours ago, mikecon3 said:

You are correct...and still doesn't make it right. Can you imagine the uproar in Atlanta or NY if they found a newborn in the bathroom and searched every female passenger in the airport? They did it because they could get away with it. That is why I tell people to be very aware of where you are going to transit through, and avoid transiting the ME if at all possible.

"Right" is a reflection of a nations preferences. 

Those who have power determine what's right.

They didn't get away with it - they had every right and  did nothing wrong. To western eyes they did, to theirs they didn't and in the airport only theirs counts.

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CardiacKid

As in the Philippines. Their country, their rules. 

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smokey
15 hours ago, mikecon3 said:

Yes, that is in the article, and IMHO, still doesn't give them the right to do what they did.

Well if they said why they were doing it for a 1000 reasons a person who tosses a baby like an old starbucks cup needs to be found and fixed so she never has the possibility to give birth again there comes a time when humans need to stop being butt hurt when it can help prevent this from happening again 

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HeyMike

Did this solution from Qatar work? It seems to me that there could have been other ways to come up with the same results that they came up with. Maybe doing blood tests or dna tests, or something. I assume the inspectors were women.

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