American freed after Haiti orphan saga
Wednesday 19 May 2010
The last of 10 Americans detained while trying to take 33 children out of Haiti after the January earthquake has been freed after a judge convicted her but sentenced her to time already served in jail.
Laura Silsby, the organiser of the ill-fated effort to take the children to an orphanage being set up in neighbouring Dominican Republic, returned to her cell to retrieve belongings before heading to Port-au-Prince airport. She earlier told the court she thought the children were orphans but it later emerged all of them had at least one living parent.
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