U.S. couple stuck in Qatar in child death case can soon leave: ambassador

U.S. ambassador to Qatar Shell Smith talks with Grace and Matthew Huang, a U.S. couple who were sentenced to three years in jail in Qatar in April for causing the death of their adopted daughter Gloria, as they arrive for a meeting in Doha

U.S. ambassador to Qatar Dana Shell Smith (R) talks with Grace and Matthew (L) Huang, a U.S. couple who were sentenced to three years in jail in Qatar in April for causing the death of their adopted daughter Gloria, as they arrive for a meeting in Doha, October 19, 2014.

A U.S. couple will be allowed to leave Qatar on Wednesday after their convictions in the death of their African-born adopted daughter were thrown out, the U.S. ambassador to Qatar said on Tuesday on Twitter.

The Qatar government is lifting a travel ban to allow Matthew and Grace Huang to leave the Gulf Arab state, U.S. Ambassador Dana Shell Smith said on Twitter. A Qatari appeals court overturned the couple’s convictions on Sunday over the death of their 8-year-old daughter after finding a lower court made errors in the case.

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