UK Drops Case Against Parents of Boy With Tumor

Authorities in the United Kingdom dropped child cruelty charges against two parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent, NBC News reported. The National Court in Madrid said in a statement that a judge ordered the couple's immediate release after receiving official notification from Britain that authorities there were no longer seeking their extradition to answer charges. Their 5-year-old son Ashya, who has a severe brain tumor, has been cared for in a hospital in Malaga, 310 miles from Madrid while they were incarcerated.

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