MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Court of Appeals in Qatar has junked the petition for bail filed by the three Filipinos convicted of espionage and economic sabotage there.
The lawyer of the three Filipinos said they should be allowed to post bail as the verdict on them is not yet final and that they have been in jail for the past five years.
He also reportedly said that the three – one sentenced to death and two meted with life imprisonment – could not leave Qatar as there is a travel ban imposed on them.
The petition for bail was filed on the first day of hearing before Qatar’s Court of Appeals.
The next hearing is set in October.
The three were convicted last April 30 for allegedly passing along Qatar security and defense information to the Philippine government and allegedly committing economic sabotage.
The Philippine government has denied any involvement in the case. (MNS)