US couple charged in Qatar for daughter's death
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A married couple from Los Angeles has been jailed in Qatar on a charge of starving their eight-year-old daughter to death, according to a non-profit legal group that has taken their case and is trying to draw publicity to what it claims is an unjust arrest.
Matt and Grace Huang were arrested shortly after their daughter, Gloria, died on Jan 15, said Alex Simpson, associate director of the nonprofit California Innocence Project. The Huangs adopted the child at age four from Ghana.
The couple's two other children, also adopted from Africa, have been banned from leaving the country and are being cared for by their grandmother, who is living with them there.
The Qatar Embassy did not return a call or email seeking comment Monday.