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Egyptian American Prisoner Aya Hijazi Returns Home Following Trump Intervention

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Egyptian American Prisoner Aya Hijazi Returns Home Following Trump Intervention

After three years in prison, Egyptian-American aid worker, Aya Hijazi, is now a free woman, along with her husband and six others, after being cleared of child abuse and human trafficking charges.

( image of Aya Hijazi, on April 16, 2017. Via AP)

In 2014, The Hijazi’s had established a foundation to help the street children in Cairo. But for some reason, Egyptian officials thought different. The couple and their co-workers were incarcerated for the false claims. Strangely, no evidence was provided to prove that they were abusing and trafficking children. But unfortunately, for three years, they suffered in prison because of postponed hearings and canceled trial dates. According to The Washington Post, the human rights groups believe that they were also mistreated in the penitentiary.

President Trump intervened and worked weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to bring Aya Hijazi, 30, a U.S. citizen, and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, who is Egyptian, and other humanitarian workers back to the United States.

Weirdly enough, we have been seeing a warmer side of Trump for these past two months. After ordering a Travel Ban on six majority-Muslim countries, Trump has intervened in the chemical weapons attack on the civilians in Syria by ordering 59 Tomahawk missiles. His launch order came after watching the brutal and graphic videos of the children and adults dying from the chemical gas.

(Graphic photo of the aftermath from the chemical weapons attack in Syria)

Aya Hijazi was released late Tuesday, according to AP. And now, Trump has dispatched a U.S. government aircraft to Cairo to bring Hijazi and her family back home to Washington.

Source: The Washington Post

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