A certified class action lawsuit asserted that in female inmates at an Illinois prison were subjected to strip searches during a training exercise for cadet guards. The women were compelled to stand nude, almost shoulder to shoulder with other prisoners in an area where they could be observed by others not conducting the searches, including male officers. Inmates who were menstruating allegedly had to remove their sanitary protection in front of others, were not given replacements, and some got blood on their bodies, clothing, and the floor. The naked inmates also were required to stand barefoot on a floor dirty with menstrual blood and raise their breasts, lift their hair, turn around, bend over, spread their buttocks and vaginas, and cough.
Strip search of women in Turkey used for humiliation, witness testimonies show
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Police have been condemned for pulling down an Aboriginal boy's pants and forcing him to squat naked without his parents present in a little-noticed report to the NSW Parliament just last month. The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission slammed NSW Police over the incident in the state's north-west in a scathing report that was overshadowed by separate reports into strip-searches conducted on teenagers at music festivals. The police watchdog found an officer had placed his fingers in the waistband of the year-old's shorts on the main street of the unnamed town and looked at his backside, searching for drugs. But under the law the sergeant - who had 17 years' experience - wasn't allowed to strip the boy without being in a private space, at a police station, with his parents or guardian present.
On March 31, , women allege that they were marched from their rooms to an open gym. With no warning and no time to prepare, they were ordered to strip naked, forced to lift their breasts, and commanded to turn around, bend over, and present themselves to a visual body and cavity search, according to a federal complaint. Many of them were in open view of other women and men.
The testimony of an increasing number of women detained on terrorism charges shows that Turkish security forces use strip searches unlawfully and systematically in order to humiliate them. The accounts of a number of women who have given anonymous interviews to Bold Medya show that strip searches are common practice in detention. They said they were asked to undress and squat while naked, sometimes with cameras present. Some women have said that they had to go through this process multiple times in front of different female officers.