Waleed Aly talks about the humiliating moment he was strip searched

The Project host shares his horrifying ordeal.

Waleed Aly is passionate about human rights and equality. 

But in a scary tale, he recounts a “horrific” experience that has impacted his views forever.

The Project anchor was discussing the news story NSW police conducting strip-searches.

The piece explored how numbers had increased to double from 2016 to 2017 and children as young as 11 have been subjected to the strict law enforcement. 

Talking to activist Rachel Evans, Aly recounted his personal experience.

“I’ve only experienced it once, and it wasn’t here it was overseas,” he said.

“I was trying to leave Israel and as I was I leaving they just picked me out and just took me aside and it just went for hours basically.”

He added that he was told to “undo my jeans and all sorts of stuff”.

“The thing about it is you don’t know where it’s going to end and they explain nothing … you’re just in this situation, you don’t know why, the power imbalance is horrific and you have no idea where it is going,” he continued.

“I’ve never left a situation more shaken or angry then that particular thing. We don’t need more of that.”

This article originally appeared on WHO.

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