An appeal was filed against the death sentence given by a Qatari court to eight former Indian Navy personnel and the Indian government is seeking to find a resolution to the issue engaged with the authorities in Qatar.
The eight men, including decorated officers who commanded frontline warships in the Indian Navy, have been sentenced to death by Qatar’s Court of First Instance on October 26, 2023, after being detained for more than a year on undeclared charges.
The external affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said –
“The judgment [by the Court of First Instance] is confidential and has only been shared with the legal team. They are now pursuing further legal steps, and an appeal has already been filed. We will also remain engaged with the Qatari authorities on this matter,”