American freed after Haiti orphan saga

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The Independent US

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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