After three years in detention, Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi has arrived in the United States following her release from a Cairo prison after the Trump administration negotiated her release, 100% Fed Up reports.
Hijazi became the global face of Egyptian government’s brutal crackdown on civil society when she was imprisoned in May 2014 on child abuse and trafficking.
The U.S. government and human rights workers widely dismissed the allegations against Hijazi, her husband and their co-workers as false.
Egyptian authorities have launched a crackdown on civil society, which played a key role in the 2011 uprising that led to the ouster of longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak.
Hijazi’s Egyptian lawyer Taher Abol Nasr told reporters that she was released Tuesday, two days she was acquitted of child abuse charges by an Egyptian court.
President Donald Trump did not publicly discuss Hijazi’s case with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi when the two leaders met earlier this month, although a White House official had said prior to the meeting that the case would be tackled.