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August 21, 2017

Egyptian-American Aid Worker, Released From Cairo Jail, Returns To U.S.

Aya Hijazi, center, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen, was acquitted by an Egyptian court on Sunday after nearly three years of detention over accusations related to the foundation she and her husband ran, dedicated to helping street children in Cairo.

Aya Hijazi and her Egyptian husband were accused of child abuse, but human rights groups called the charges specious and prosecutors offered no proof. The couple were jailed for nearly three years.

(Image credit: Mohamed el Raai/AP)


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