Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Imprisoned Charity Worker Released

The Washington Post recently reported:  An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States late Thursday after the Trump administration quietly negotiated her release.

President Trump and his aides worked for several weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to secure the freedom of Aya Hijazi, 30, a U.S. citizen, as well as her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, who is Egyptian, and four other humanitarian workers. Trump dispatched a U.S. government aircraft to Cairo to bring Hijazi and her family to Washington.

Read the complete report here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/freed-egyptian-american-prisoner-returns-home-following-trump-intervention/2017/04/20/d569fe1e-2608-11e7-bb9d-8cd6118e1409_story.html?elq=aba7b135a4e74efa99ba5d51ad11a47e&elqCampaignId=5647&elqTrackId=cd49f30d4bfb4dcb8374094edfa83d7e&elqaid=13615&elqat=1&utm_term=.cc819458ce26

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