In a quest to save ties with New Delhi, Qatar has released eight former Indian naval officers after sentencing them to death when they were found guilty of spying for the Israeli regime.
In a statement, India’s Ministry of External Affairs appreciated “the decision by the Amir [Emir] of the State of Qatar to enable the release and home-coming of these nationals,” while the eight men returned to India.
Their release comes almost two months after Qatar dropped the death sentences that were handed to them in October last year, on charges of conducting espionage for the occupation entity by passing sensitive information on submarine technology to the Israeli intelligence.
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