What happened on October 2, 2020 was not a matter to be squared away under international relations. It was a violation of the rights and the persons of individuals. As Rothna Begum of Human Rights Watch told reporter Sarah Abo, we still do not know how many women in total, from 10 flights grounded by Qatari authorities, were subjected to this assault. But, that 13 of them were Australian, and seven of those Australians are now preparing to sue for compensation.
Do not forget or to accept evasions from Qatar over what happened to these women. The very least they deserve is a thorough public explanation of what went on that night and how such decisions and actions came to be taken.