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Matthew & Grace Huang

Years served: 2

Country of Trial





3 Years


November 30, 2014

In 2012, Grace and Matt Huang moved from Los Angeles to Qatar with their three children they adopted from Africa.  Matthew, a Stanford-trained engineer, was there to help oversee an infrastructure project related to the 2022 World Cup improvements.  On January 15, 2013, the Huangs’ eight-year-old daughter, Gloria, died unexpectedly.  A racist officer responding to the Huang’s house saw Asian parents and black children, concluded they were traffickers, and arrested the couple.  They were then charged with murder, without a shred of evidence, and prosecuted based on a shockingly meritless theory they had starved their daughter to death to harvest her organs.  The prosecution sought the death penalty, but ultimately, they were sentenced to three years with no findings of facts and no evidence to support the conviction.  Their convictions were reversed by the Qatari Appeals Court in 2014.  The Huangs spent two years in prison for a crime they did not commit.  For more information about the Huang’s case go to:

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