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Payne welcomes Qatari apology but says compensation ‘a matter for them’ – Sydney Morning Herald

Australian women were among a group of international travellers forced to undergo invasive probes after a premature baby was found in the airport toilets.

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The incident on October 2 has sparked a huge diplomatic row, with the Australian government expressing outrage and demanding Qatar investigate. Preliminary information has been given to the Australian government but a full report is still in progress.
Qatar had justified the searches, saying they were part of an investigation to “prevent the perpetrators of the horrible crime from escaping” but did express “regret” for any “distress on the personal freedoms of any traveller caused by this action”.

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