Egyptian Americans Egypt court – CWEB.com

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Egyptian Americans Egypt court – CWEB.com

Aya Hegazi has returned to the United States only a few days after an Egyptian court acquitted her and others of charges related to the abuse and exploitation of children, following three years of detention.

Aya Hijazi, 30, her husband Mohamed Hassanein, and four other humanitarian workers were flown out of Egypt on a U.S. government aircraft after a court in Cairo dropped all charges against them.

In 2014, Hijazi, who grew up in Virginia, was working in Cairo at a rehabilitation center for street children that she and her husband established when they were arrested on child abuse charges. No evidence was ever presented against them, and human rights organizations decried the charges as false.

 

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