Indian ‘spies’ imprisoned in Qatar may face death setence



After eight months in custody facing serious espionage charges, eight Indian naval officers are now facing a potential death sentence in Qatar. The officials, who have worked at various positions in Indian Navy, are accused of spying for Israel.

The accused have been identified as working for the Indian intelligence agency, RAW. They were reportedly caught carrying out espionage activities in Qatar.

According to the country’s investigative agency, these officials provided Israel details of Qatar’s secret programme to buy advanced submarines from Italy.

The chief executive officer of a private defence company and the head of international military operations of Qatar have also been arrested in the same case. All eight officers of the Indian Navy were also employed in the same company.

The accused are set to face serious charges, including the possibility of death penalty, at their upcoming court hearing on May 3.

Qatar has strict laws against national security, espionage and disclosure of national secrets, punishable by death.

The Indian politicians on the other hand are accused of attempting to cover up the issue, but it appears to be a futile effort..

Qatari authorities said that they have technical evidence supporting the allegations.