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American Couple's Qatar Nightmare Ends

Matthew, Grace Huang are free to leave country
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2014 11:56 AM CST
American Couple's Qatar Nightmare Ends
American couple Grace, center, and Matthew Huang arrive at the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014.   (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

(Newser) – The nightmare that began with the January 2013 death of their adopted daughter is finally fully over for Matthew and Grace Huang. Qatar on Sunday overturned the conviction of the American couple, who had been accused of starving 8-year-old Gloria to death, but they were blocked hours later when attempting to pass through immigration at the airport in Doha. US Ambassador to Qatar Dana Smith today announced the travel ban was no more, after Smith filed a motion and spoke with Qatari officials, reports CNN. The couple is now free to head home and be reunited with their two adopted sons. (Read more Qatar stories.)

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