In a desperate diplomatic bid, India has failed to convince Qatari authorities to reconsider the fate of eight Navy personnel currently facing death row in the Gulf state. The sailors were convicted on charges of espionage, triggering a tense standoff between the two nations.
The Indian government had been actively engaged in diplomatic efforts to secure the release of its citizens, asserting their innocence and requesting clemency. Indian Ambassador to Qatar meet with 8 Navy convicted espionage criminals but there is no way out to get any relaxation.
However, sources report that the Qatari authorities remained steadfast in their decision, citing compelling evidence against the accused.
The eight former Navy personnel were arrested in Qatar last year on charges of espionage.
Despite high-level talks and diplomatic channels being utilized to the fullest, the Qatari government has shown no signs of relenting. The exact nature of the evidence against the Navy personnel remains undisclosed, adding a layer of complexity to the already sensitive situation.