In Qatar, the prosecution has accused the Hawaii police officers of engaging in aggressive medical examinations that were carried out on female passengers after dropping a newborn baby in the bathroom of Doha Airport.
Authorities also said they have identified the child’s mother, who left Qatar for an unknown country, and they are seeking extradition to face the murder charge.
The action by airport security staff first went public in late October, when the female passenger, who flew from Doha to Sydney, Australia, was told to undergo a strip search and medical examination at Hamad International Airport in the Katari capital. Women from at least 10 flights were subjected to searches, which took place on 2 October.
After the women said they had been pulled from their plane, they directed the ambulance on the tarmac and ordered to lay down on a table and remove their underwear. An Australian nurse told The New York Times Saying that he had not given his consent, “there was no alternative.”
The episode sparked global outrage, with Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison calling the treatment of women “horrifying” and with human rights groups that the discovery could lead to sexual harassment.
Australian authorities later confirmed that 18 women from Qatar Airways Flight QR 908, including 13 Australians, were searched, and a total of 10 flights were targeted by Qatari authorities.
Government of Qatar Later expressed “remorse” “Any crisis or violation on the personal freedom of any passenger”, but defended the actions of airport security officials. The government said the police were trying to find the mother of the abandoned girl who was dumped in the trash in the airport’s bathroom.
Qatar’s Public Prosecution Office said Statement The lawsuit was released Monday through the state-run Qatar News Agency that an undisclosed number of police officers involved in the searches were violating laws. “
“Airport security performed its legal duty while searching for the culprit. However, some staff violated the procedures, conducting an external examination of female passengers to call female medical staff at the airport before the passengers were allowed to depart for their destination, ”the statement said .
But prosecutors said officials were unaware that their actions were illegal. He said that some officers had “acted unilaterally” and had taken action, thinking that “what they did was within the law.” Officers were not named.
Prosecutors said they identified the child’s mother and father through DNA testing. The prosecution said the parents, who were not named, are citizens of an Asian country.
According to Qatari officials, the father said that the mother had sent him a photo of the child and a message stating that he “threw the baby she had given birth to and ran away to his country.” It is not clear whether the father was involved.
Officials did not say whether the woman had left Qatar from the search for flights leaving Doha airport on October 2. 2. The statement merely stated that the prosecutors were “taking appropriate legal action within international judicial cooperation to arrest” the fugitive criminal. “
Women accused of such crimes facing arrest and incarceration are criminalized outside of marriage, pregnancy and childbirth in Qatar.
Airport officials can face up to three years in prison if found guilty; The mother could face up to 15 years for what the prosecution described as a “heinous crime”.