Qatar court reduces death penalty of 8 ex-Indian Navy officers to jail terms

  • The death sentences of eight Indians in Qatar, who were former Indian Navy personnel working with the private company Al Dahra, have been commuted.
  • The Ministry of External Affairs released a statement acknowledging the verdict of the Court of Appeal of Qatar in the Dahra Global case, where the sentences were reduced.
  • The Indian Ambassador to Qatar and other officials, along with family members, were present in the Court of Appeal.
  • Due to the confidential and sensitive nature of the case proceedings, the Ministry refrained from making further comments at this time.
  • The eight individuals were initially sentenced to death by a Qatari court for alleged espionage in August 2023.

Q: What was the initial charge against the eight Indians in Qatar sentenced to death in Aug 2023?

  • a) Murder
  • b) Espionage
  • c) Theft
  • d) Fraud

Ans : b) Espionage

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