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NEW DELHI: The Qatar court on February 12 released all eight former Indian Navy personnel in its custody, out of which seven have returned to India, said a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs.
In its official statement, the MEA welcomed the decision of the Qatar court to release the ex-Indian Navy men previously sentenced to death in the country, lauding their home-coming.
The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement, “The Government of India welcomes the release of eight Indian nationals working for the Dahra Global company who were detained in Qatar. Seven out of the eight of them have returned to India. We appreciate the decision by the Amir of the State of Qatar to enable the release and home-coming of these nationals.”
Earlier, the capital punishment for the jailed Indian Navy veterans was commuted to an extended prison term after diplomatic talks between Qatar and India.
The prison term was also shortened after various kin of the jailed Indians approached the MEA, which in turn assured the use of all diplomatic channels and legal assistance to bring them back.