02 Dec 2011

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12/2/2011: “Moscow knocks U.S. for “silence” on dead Russian child,” Reuters

“Russia’s children’s rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov criticised U.S. authorities for not informing Russia that an American man had been acquitted of the murder of his Russian-born son.

In November a jury in U.S. state Iowa decided that Brian Dykstra was not guilty of second-degree murder following the death of his 21-month year old son Isaac in 2005, U.S. news reports said.

“The American authorities have only now informed us (of this case). For almost six years they were silent and said nothing. It is inexcusable,” Astakhov told Reuters in an interview.”

Read the full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/02/us-russia-usa-adoption-idUSTRE7B12FF20111202

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