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Eight Indian Nationals Sentenced to Death in Qatar on Espionage Charges

Eight former Indian naval officers have been sentenced to death in Qatar after being accused of spying on a submarine program. The officers, who were employed by the Al Dahra Company, have been detained in Qatar since October 2022. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs expressed shock at the verdict and stated that they are awaiting the detailed judgment. The ministry is in contact with the family members and legal team of the accused and is exploring all available legal options. New Delhi had previously been granted consular access to the individuals and was working to secure their release. The Indian nationals had their first trial in late March.

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