President Donald Trump has just finished a successful yet quiet negotiation to release an Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi, aged 30, from Egypt.
Obama tried and FAILED to negotiate for the release of this prisoner for 3 years.
In contrast, Trump succeeded immediately.
According to reports from The Washington Post, the charity worker who had been imprisoned in Cairo for a period of three years, and in the meanwhile has become the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society, has just returned home to the U.S. this Thursday, after President Trump and his administration quietly negotiated her release.
Trump and his aids were restlessly working for several weeks, with the Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, to secure the freedom of Aya Hijazi, who is a U.S. citizen, along with her husband Mohamed Hussanein, who is an Egyptian citizen. There were 4 more humanitarian workers which were released as well. The reports added how President Trump dispatched a U.S. government aircraft to Cairo to bring Hijazi and her family back to Washington.
Hijazi grew up in Falls Church, Va., and she graduated from George Mason University. She then went on to work in Cairo with the Belady Foundation, which she and her husband helped establish as a haven as well as a rehabilitation center for street children in Cairo.
The 6 people overall, where incarcerated since May 1st, 2014, on child abuse as well as trafficking charges which were dismissed by human rights workers and U.S. officials as widely false. No evidence has been found against them whatsoever, and for nearly three years the 6 people were held as hearings were postponed and trial dates canceled.
The human rights groups stated that they were abused in detention as well. Thankfully Trump came along and finally took it in his own hands to do something about this.