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Qatar appeal court sets Oct. 26 date for Villaggio fire verdict

During closing arguments this week, defense lawyers blamed the media for “blowing things out of proportion” after the fire, which allegedly compelled the prosecutor to search for scapegoats to put on trial.

Tears as TV footage of Villaggio fire played in Qatar appeal court

Also during Thursday’s hearing, a judge ejected one of the victim's parents for speaking out. The court also revisited some of the main issues raised during the criminal trial, such as whether Gympanzee was licensed as a nursery or a playroom for children.

Tensions rise as Villaggio fire appeal hearing drags on

Several relatives of those killed in the fire expressed dismay following yesterday's hearing. Some unsuccessfully attempted to speak out during the session, while one stormed out in protest.
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