Australian women sue over Qatar airport strip-searches
A group of Australian women who were strip-searched and examined at Doha airport are suing authorities in Qatar.
They described their experience as state-sanctioned assault and the incident sparked widespread outrage and those women said their cases have since been ignored.
They wanted a formal apology from Qatar and the airport to change its procedures to make sure the incident does not happen again but there was lack of any response from Qatar regarding the incident.
The women are seeking damages and allege assault, battery, trespass and false imprisonment by the Qatari government, Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority and Qatar Airways.
Qatar is set to receive thousands of foreign visitors when it hosts the 2022 football World Cup. Thus, concern of this incident to happen again poses alarm especially for women.