Petition Update

State Department asks Qatar to allow Matt and Grace to return home.

Joanne Chin
Los Angeles, CA

Aug 1, 2014 — I want to give you an update about Matt & Grace. Yesterday, the U.S. State Department called on Qatar to lift the travel ban forcing them to stay in the country and asked for the Qatari government’s “assistance in providing a fair and expeditious conclusion to the proceedings.”

Read more from the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/world/middleeast/us-seeks-couples-release-in-qatar-creating-tensions-with-a-crucial-arab-ally.html?_r=0

Their next court hearing is in October. I'll be sure to keep you updated and let you know other ways you can help.

Thank you for your continued support,

Joanne

U.S. Seeks Couple's Release in Qatar, Creating Tensions With a Crucial Arab Ally
U.S. Seeks Couple's Release in Qatar, Creating Tensions With a Crucial Arab Ally
The United States on Thursday called on Qatar, the tiny gulf emirate and important Arab ally, to lift a travel ban on an American couple held there for more than 19 months on a criminal prosecution over the death of their adopted African daughter, a case that critics contend is riddled with irregularities, racial prejudice and cultural misunderstandings.
http://www.nytimes.com