Canberra, October 26
Australia on Monday condemned Qatar authorities’ therapy of ladies passengers on a flight to Sydney who had been subjected to inside examinations after a new child child was discovered deserted at a Doha airport.
The ladies, together with 13 Australians, had been examined at Hamad International Airport on October 2 after Qatar Airways Flight QR908 to Sydney was delayed.
Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade described the therapy of the ladies as offensive, grossly inappropriate and past circumstances wherein they might give free and knowledgeable consent.
“The Australian government is deeply concerned at the unacceptable treatment of some female passengers,” a division assertion mentioned.
“The government has formally registered our serious concerns about this incident with Qatari authorities. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is engaged on this matter through diplomatic channels,” the assertion added.
Hamad International Airport administration mentioned the infant was secure and being cared for by medical and social staff.
Medical professionals had been involved for the mom’s well being after the toddler was discovered and had requested she be positioned, the airport mentioned in an announcement.
“Individuals who had access to a specific area of the airport where the newborn infant was found were asked to assist in the query,” the assertion added.
The ladies had been examined in an ambulance parked on the tarmac, Seven Network News reported.
Wolfgang Babeck, who was returning house to Australia on the flight, mentioned ladies had been taken from the aircraft no matter their age.
“When the women came back, many of them or probably all of them were upset. One of them was in tears, a younger woman, and people couldn’t believe what had happened,” Babeck instructed ABC.
“They told me they had to take their underwear off or their clothes from the bottom and then it was inspected whether they had given birth,” Babeck added.
The passengers went into 14 days lodge quarantine on arrival in Sydney.
State-owned Qatar Airways instructed Guardian Australia it had not been contacted by any of the passengers on the flight and mentioned it couldn’t remark.
“We appreciate the concerns and distress expressed to you by the Australian passengers who you have spoken to and will be investigating these matters with relevant authorities and officials,” a spokeswoman mentioned. — AP