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Trump meets with Egyptian aid worker released from Cairo jail

FoxNews.com |1830  21 April 2017

The Egyptian American charity worker who was sent to prison for three years in Cairo met with President Trump Friday at the White House.

“We are very happy to have her back home,” Trump said. “Thank you very much.”

The White House has been working for weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to secure the release of Aya Hijazi, 30, as well as her husband Mohamed Hassanein and four other humanitarian workers.

Wade McMullen, managing attorney at the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights organization which has been advocating on Hijazi’s behalf, told National Public Radio that Sisi’s visit to Washington came during “a short window of time before the final verdict” in Hijazi’s case.

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Egyptian-American aid worker was acquitted by Egyptian court of child abuse and human trafficking’s allegation. Aya Hijazi who started the Belady foundation to provide support for street children is to be released, after spending three-years in jail. Photo Credit / Amanda Kell_Twitter

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