Grace and Matt Huang with their adopted children. (Facebook)
An American Christian couple in Qatar is facing a death sentence after their adopted daughter died unexpectedly in their home on Jan. 15, 2013.
The Qatari government alleges that Matthew and Grace Huang starved their 8-year-old daughter, Gloria, to death in order to traffic her organs.
Matthew Huang, an engineer, had agreed to work on engineering projects in Doha for the Colorado-based company MWH Global. He and his family moved to the Middle East with their two sons and a daughter, each adopted from Africa.
The couple was charged with murder and on March 27 they were sentenced to three years in prison. They spent 11 months in an Islamic prison before a judge granted bail last November.
There was no physical evidence that the child suffered starvation or trauma. While it is unclear how Gloria died, the Haungs said she suffered from an eating disorder common to some children from impoverished countries.
But Qatari police immediately suspected foul play.
Adoption is rare in an Islamic nation and biracial famliles are scarce. The government of Qatar accused the Haungs, who are Asian, of adopting their African children for the purpose of human trafficking.
By CBN News
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