(MENAFN- Gulf Times) A death sentence handed to a Filipino in Qatar for spying was reduced on appeal by a Doha court yesterday to life imprisonment.
Two other sentences of life imprisonment against another pair of defendants, also from the Philippines, were reduced at the same time by Qatar's Court of Appeal to 15 years in jail. One of the men sentenced to serve 15 years has been named as Ronaldo Lopez Ulep.
All three had been convicted last year on charges of espionage.
The unnamed defendant who was originally sentenced to death is likely to spend up to 25 years in prison. He worked as a supervisor at Qatar Petroleum. The other two defendants worked for the Qatar Air Force.
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