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Report: Trump Negotiates Release Of American Wrongly Imprisoned For Three Years In Egypt

President Donald Trump’s administration has negotiated the release of an American held in an Egyptian prison for three years, according to numerous reports.

The Washington Post states that 30-year-old American-Egyptian charity worker Aya Hijazi was held by Egyptian authorities after becoming “the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society.”

The outlet goes on to state that Hijazi, who grew up in Vermont, was running a rehabilitation center for homeless children in Cairo.

According to another Washington Post article, Egyptian security officials deemed the organization an “anti-Egyptian scheme” and accused her of running a child trafficking ring, a claim humanitarian groups and U.S. officials deemed false.

That same Washington Post piece accuses the Obama administration of “ignoring” Hijazi’s plight following her arrest and subsequent imprisonment.

Aya Hijazi and her husband Mohamed Hassanein in a holding cell. (Image via Business Insider/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

“When Hijazi was smeared as a sex criminal and a U.S. secret agent on Egyptian state television; when her pretrial detention passed Egypt’s legal limit of two years; when her case was postponed seven times on ridiculous pretexts — the State Department did not offer a single word of defense or public protest,” it reads.

Enter Trump.

According to Business Insider, when Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi visited the White House earlier this month, “relations with Egypt appeared to stabilize.”

Subsequently, the outlet reports, Hijazi was freed.

“We’re crying with relief to have [Hijazi and her husband] out,” said Hijazi’s brother, Basel. “We’re very grateful that President Trump personally engaged with the issue. Working closely with the Trump administration was very important for my family at this critical time. It let us be reunited as a family. We’re so grateful.”

Hijazi will reportedly visit Trump at the White House today.

Sources:
Business Insider
Washington Post (1)
Washington Post (2)

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. HunchbackKing

    April 21, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    A POTUS who looks after Americans overseas. Amazing.

    • AverageJoe1987

      April 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      The only one Obama ever cared for was the traitor who left his post to join the Taliban. Obama traded 5 terrorists from GITMO to get that traitor back.

  2. AverageJoe1987

    April 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Obama could have done that, but he couldn’t find any way to fund terrorism so he didn’t see any point.

    Like how Obama gave Iran license to kidnap Americans so he could give them pallets full of cash as ransom to help them fund their nuclear program.

    So glad that waste of space Obama is gone and we have a President who cares about Americans, not terrorists.

    • Anthony Mxyzptlk

      April 21, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Average Joe – Obama, like Jimmy Carter before him, had a bad habit of abusing and criticizing foreign countries with a track record of being friendly to America. Obama was not particularly nice or polite to President Al Sissi, although I don’t think he treated him as badly as he treated President Netanyahu of Israel.
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      Trump, like many American presidents before him, has reaffirmed and bolstered America’s relations with friendly nations, and this includes Egypt. It is no surprise that Al Sissi helped him out on this one. It is impossible to estimate how many lives were saved when Al Sissi overthrew the Moslem Brotherhood and took control, but it could well be in the six-figure range. All we know is that so far Egypt has been spared the raging inferno that has overtaken Syria.

  3. Rusty Shackleford

    April 21, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Trump teabagging his do-nothing predecessor…yet again.

  4. SallyForth

    April 21, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Trump was criticised by the Left for meeting with the Egyptian leader.

    Now we know why he did. He was rescuing Americans.

    The chief negotiator in action. Good man.

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