World Briefing | Europe Russia Criticizes Texas Decision Not to Charge Parents

International Herald Tribune
Wednesday 20th March, 2013

The Foreign Ministry criticized a decision by United States authorities not to file charges against the adoptive parents of a Russian-born boy who died in January. The death of the 3-year-old led to criminal and child welfare investigations in Texas and a Russian ban on adoptions by Americans. A medical examiner in Texas said the death was accidental, and on Monday a prosecutor said no charges would be filed against the boy’s parents. The decision “raises serious questions,” the ministry said in a statement.

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