US woman released from Egypt prison after 3 years

US woman released from Egypt prison after 3 years
US-Egyptian charity worker Aya Hejazi (C) arrives at the court for her trial in Cairo, in this April 16, 2017 photo. (AFP)
Updated 20 April 2017

US woman released from Egypt prison after 3 years

US woman released from Egypt prison after 3 years

CAIRO: The lawyer of Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi says she has been released from prison after nearly three years of detention.
Taher Abol Nasr told The Associated Press she was released late Tuesday, two days after a court acquitted her of charges of child abuse that were widely dismissed as bogus by human rights groups and US officials.
Hijazi and her husband had established a foundation to aid street children, but were arrested along with six others in 2014. It was not immediately clear whether her co-defendants were also released.
US President Donald Trump did not publicly mention the case when he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi earlier this month, but a senior White House official had said ahead of the meeting that the case would be addressed.