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NavyThe Indian nationals, all employees of Doha-based Dahra Global, were detained in August 2022. (Representational Photo/Express Archives)

The Qatar Court of Appeal reduced the sentence Death sentence issued to eight former Indian Navy officers. A detailed court order is awaited, but the Indian government said the sentence had been commuted.

“We have taken note of the ruling issued today by the Qatar Court of Appeal in the case The global Dahra caseThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the sentences had been commuted. “The detailed ruling is awaited. We are in close contact with the legal team as well as family members to decide on the next steps.

The Indian ambassador to Qatar and other officials were present at the appeals court along with family members. We have stood by them from the beginning and will continue to provide all consular and legal assistance. The Middle East Airlines said: We will also continue to discuss the matter with the Qatari authorities.

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She added: “Given the confidential and sensitive nature of the proceedings in this case, it would not be appropriate to make any further comment at this stage.”

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This comes weeks after The Indian government appealed against the death penaltyThe men were handed over on alleged espionage charges by a Qatari court on October 26. The appeal before the country’s Court of Appeal was accepted in the last week of November.

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The Indian nationals, all employees of Doha-based Dhara Global, were detained in August 2022. Qatari authorities have not announced the charges against them. According to a report published by the Financial Times, they were accused of spying for Israel.

here What we know about the eight former Indian Navy personnel.

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First uploaded on: 12-28-2023 at 3:32 PM IST

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