क़तर में 8 भारतीय नौसेना पूर्व सैनिकों के लिए राहत: अदालत ने मौत की सजा को कम कर दिया है।

क़तर में 8 भारतीय नौसेना पूर्व सैनिकों के लिए राहत: अदालत ने मौत की सजा को कम कर दिया है।

Relief for 8 Indian Navy veterans in Qatar as court commutes death penalty

India notes reduced sentences in Qatar's Dahra Global espionage case. Eight ex-Navy personnel faced death penalty, now lessened. Diplomatic relations and support underscored.

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Sarthak Varshney
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Relief for 8 Indian Navy veterans in Qatar as court commutes death penalty

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Thursday that India has taken note of the Court of Appeal of Qatar's decision in the Dahra Global 'espionage' case, where sentences have been lessened. The detailed judgment is awaited, and the MEA is in close communication with the legal team and family members to determine the next steps.

India's Ambassador to Qatar and other officials, accompanied by family members, were present in the Court of Appeal. The MEA emphasized its support for the affected individuals since the beginning and pledged ongoing consular and legal assistance. The ministry also expressed its commitment to addressing the matter with Qatari authorities.

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In October, a court in Qatar sentenced eight retired Indian Navy personnel to death, a verdict that deeply shocked India. The individuals, arrested in August 2022, included Captain Navtej Singh Gill, Captain Birendra Kumar Verma, Captain Saurabh Vasisht, Commander Amit Nagpal, Commander Purnendu Tiwari, Commander Sugunakar Pakala, Commander Sanjeev Gupta, and Sailor Rajesh Gopakumar.

Charged with espionage on behalf of Israel, these former officers were employed by Dahra Global Technologies, a defence services provider. Since their arrest, they have faced harsh conditions, including solitary confinement, bail denial, and a death sentence, which has now been reduced. Due to the confidential nature of the case, the MEA refrained from further comments.

The verdict had strained diplomatic relations between India and Qatar, and the reduced sentences could lead to a reassessment of the situation. The MEA's emphasis on ongoing support and dialogue with Qatari authorities underscores India's commitment to securing the best possible outcome for the individuals involved.

क़तर में 8 भारतीय नौसेना पूर्व सैनिकों के लिए राहत: अदालत ने मौत की सजा को कम कर दिया है।

Sarthak Varshney

Sarthak Varshney

  • @SarthakVarshney