An Egyptian American humanitarian worker Aya Hijazi and her husband Mohamed Hassanein, along with four others, were released from an Egyptian prison Thursday night.
President Trump spent weeks negotiating with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for their release.
Hijazi, Hassanein, and their coworkers were working with a nonprofit nongovernmental organization called Belady Foundation, to be a refuge and a rehab center for homeless Egyptian children.
The Egyptian government viewed them as agitators and Western agents who sought to destroy and divide the country because they were from America.
All six of the American citizens were arrested by Egyptian authorities for charges of child abuse and trafficking in May 2014, because they lacked credibility and their situation was considered “bizarre.”
Hijazi and her husband flew back home to the US Thursday night. President Trump had Aya and her brother visit him at the White House Friday morning.
“We are very happy to have Aya back home,” Trump said, seated next to Hijazi.
This job took Trump a few weeks to complete, while the Obama administration ignored the prisoners for a couple years.
Thank you, President Trump, for bringing these child-saving American citizens home to the states.
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