NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian authorities on Thursday vowed to discover “all legal choices” (*8*) a Qatari court handed death sentences to eight Indian staff of a Qatari firm on spying costs.
In accordance to Indian media studies, the eight males are retired Indian navy officers who labored for the consulting firm Al Dahra, advising the Qatari authorities on the acquisition of submarines.
India’s Exterior Affairs Ministry mentioned in an announcement it was awaiting the detailed judgment within the case.
“We’re in contact with the relations and the legal workforce, and we’re exploring all legal choices,” it mentioned. “We connect excessive significance to this case and have been following it intently. We are going to proceed to lengthen all consular and legal help. We may also take up the decision with Qatari authorities.”
The assertion didn’t present additional particulars.
Qatar’s authorities declined to instantly touch upon the sentences.
Qatari authorities offered New Delhi consular entry to the eight Indian nationals throughout their trial.
Tens of millions of Indians reside and work within the Gulf, numerous them as semi-skilled or unskilled staff. They represent an essential supply of earnings for India and contribute to the success of Gulf economies.
Related Press author Jon Gambrell contributed from Jerusalem.