Saturday, July 20, 2024

Qatar court sentences 8 Ex-Indian Navy personnel to death, details of charges and case timeline revealed.

Eight former Indian Navy personnel have received a death sentence from a Qatari court, a decision deemed “deeply shocking” by India, which pledges to explore all legal avenues in the case. These Indian nationals, employed by Al Dahra, were arrested last year for alleged espionage, but neither the charges nor details have been made public by Qatari authorities or the Indian government. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in India attaches high importance to the case, continues to provide consular and legal assistance, and plans to discuss the verdict with Qatari authorities. The former Navy officers, each with up to 20 years of service and previously holding significant roles, had taken voluntary retirements to seek new opportunities. Their arrests and subsequent trial under Qatari law have raised concerns, and the MEA is awaiting the detailed judgment while closely monitoring the situation.

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