India vows to free its ex-navy personnel on Qatar death row

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Mon, 2023-10-30 11:45

NEW DELHI: India’s foreign minister on Monday said the country would “make all efforts” to secure the release of eight ex-navy personnel sentenced to death by a court in Qatar, reportedly for spying for Israel.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said he had met the families of the detained Indians and told them the government “attaches the highest importance” to their case.

Indian media report the eight — among them former high-ranking and decorated officers, including captains who once commanded warships — were arrested in Doha in August 2022.

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