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Amnesty sought for 28 Indian convicts in Qatar

Names of the Indian convicts were given to be considered for the annual amnesty declared by the Qatari Emir.

india Updated: Oct 22, 2006 17:06 IST

The Indian Embassy in Qatar has submitted names of 28 Indian convicts to be considered for the annual amnesty declared by the Qatari Emir during the month of Ramadan.

"We have given the names of 28 Indians, who are undergoing their punishments for various crimes, at the Central jail. We have appealed the Emir to have His Highness' mercy up on them. We hope at least some of them would be released," Indian Ambassador George Joseph told monthly open house here.

At the open house, Kanoth Muhammed Anwar, a worker from Kerala, sought the assistance of the Indian mission to get his eight month's salary from his employer.

Anwar who arrived in Qatar eight months ago on a work visa of a construction company was offered a monthly payment of QR 2000. However, on his arrival, the company informed him that it was prepared to give only QR 1200, he claimed.