Qatar Death Row Case: Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar met with the families of 8 Indian citizens facing the death penalty in Qatar.
During the meeting, Jaishankar emphasized the Indian government's top priority in the matter and its swift efforts to halt the sentences for all Indian nationals.
During the conversation, Jaishankar expressed that he fully empathizes with the concerns and pain of the families.
He assured that the government will continue its persistent efforts to ensure their release.
In this context, close coordination with the families will also be maintained.
It should be noted that a court in Qatar has pronounced the death penalty for 8 former Indian Navy officers.
Qatar claims that all of these individuals were involved in espionage activities that posed a threat to the country.
Last year, eight former Indian Navy officers were taken into custody on charges of espionage.
These Indians are accused of stealing classified information related to Qatar's submarine project for Israel.
The Ministry of External Affairs expressed astonishment and objection to the decision following the sentencing by a court in Qatar.
The ministry stated that it is taken aback by this judgment and is exploring legal options.
It is worth mentioning that all these individuals were working for a company in Doha after their retirement, which led them to Qatar.