US pair acquitted over daughter death 'banned from leaving Qatar'

Matthew and Grace Huang talk to journalists after being acquitted of parental neglect over the death of their adopted daughter's death by a Qatari appeals court in Doha, on November 30, 2014A Qatari appeals court on Sunday acquitted a US couple of parental neglect over their adopted daughter’s death, but the couple said they were later prevented from leaving the country. Matthew and Grace Huang were arrested in January 2013 after the death of eight-year-old Gloria, who had been adopted from an orphanage in Ghana. The Huangs, who are of Asian descent, were initially accused of starving Gloria to death to sell her organs, but were later jailed for three years for parental neglect. The appeals court ruled them not guilty and said they were free to leave, based on witnesses’ accounts that Gloria was “not neglected in leading a normal life”.

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