MEA expresses dismay over death sentence against 8 Indian ex-naval officers given by Qatar court

Qatari Court of First Instance has pronounced a death sentence for eight Indian ex-naval officers currently under detention in Doha.

Qatari Court of First instance has pronounced a death sentence for eight Indian ex-naval officers currently under detention in Doha. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has expressed its profound dismay at the judgement.

The individuals in question were employed by Dahra Global Technologies and Consultancy Services, a defense service provider owned by a retired member of the Royal Omani Air Force. The MEA is presently awaiting the comprehensive judgement.

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“We are deeply disturbed by the capital punishment verdict and are waiting for the complete judgement. We are maintaining contact with the relatives and the legal team, and we are considering all possible legal avenues,” stated an MEA spokesperson.

The MEA has been monitoring this case closely and will persist in providing all necessary consular and legal support. The judgement will also be discussed with the Qatari authorities.

Given the sensitive nature of this case, it would not be suitable to comment further at this stage. The Indian government places great significance on this case and is considering all legal alternatives.