The Egyptian-American charity worker was jailed for three years in Cairo met with President Trump Friday in the White house.
“We are very happy to have you, you said back in the homeland,” Trump. “Thank you very much.”
The White house has been working for weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-to secure Sisi-the release of Aya Hijazi, 30, as well as her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, and four humanitarian workers.
Wade McMullen, a managing attorney at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization that advocates on Hijazi, in his order, told National Public Radio that Sisi’s visit to Washington came during the “a short window of time before the final judgment” in the Hijazi case.
McMullen said during the journey, “senior administration officials have been engaged with Egyptian officials on Aya’s case.”
Hijazi had been the face of Egypt raided in the year 2014, they were sentenced her husband to prison, 1,2014 on child abuse and human trafficking charges have been widely criticized and dismissed by several human rights workers and U.S. officials Can be wrong.
Hijazi is a graduate of George Mason University and grew up in Northern Virginia. There was virtually no evidence brought against you, your husband, or the four humanitarian workers.