Amnesty urges Qatar to investigate torture claims in espionage case

An international human rights group has expressed concern over allegations that three Filipino men convicted of espionage in Qatar were tortured while in custody here.

Amnesty International is urging a full investigation into the matter, ahead of the trio’s next appeal hearing on Monday.

One defendant, reported to be a lieutenant in the Philippines state security force who worked as a budgeting and contracting supervisor at large state-owned Qatari company, was sentenced to the death penalty last April.

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The other two men worked as technicians for the Qatar Air Force and were handed life sentences in prison.
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Source News: Doha News
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