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Donald Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention

Hijazi was held in an Egyptian prison for three years before the Trump admin could win her release.

"We urge the Government of Egypt to build on this important first step by releasing all those who have been wrongly imprisoned, upholding its worldwide human rights obligations, and respecting the Egyptian people's right to freedom of expression and rule of law", they said in a statement.

Hijazi's case has garnered global attention over the years - Human Rights Watch called it a "travesty of justice" in a report released last month and argued that there was virtually no evidence to support the prosecution.

Trump did not mention the case publicly when he met with Sisi.

The process of shoring up relations began on April 3, when Trump welcomed el-Sisi to the White House and announced at a joint press conference that he was "very much behind" the Egyptian president.

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But on those trips, aides expect the President to remain overseas for only the shortest time possible before returning stateside. On Sunday, the landing page showed a bold "Yes", indicating that Trump did, indeed, spend Easter weekend in Palm Beach.

"We are very happy to have Aya back home, and it's a great honor to have her in the Oval Office", Trump said, noting that her brother also attended.

Hijazi, 30, was released after an Egyptian court dismissed the charges of child abuse against her, charges many human right groups have dismissed as bogus. Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker was freed after almost three years of detention in Egypt returning to the U.S., Thursday, April 20, 2017. Their detention well exceeded the Egyptian legal limit of two years for pretrial and provisional detention, and human rights groups maintained they had not been allowed access to their lawyers. The couple's Egyptian legal team "completely eviscerated any shred of doubt that they were not guilty", McMullen says. "Her vindication is proof that even small efforts to improve our world can create ripples that shake even the most entrenched authoritarian governments".

"As you can imagine, they're overjoyed, they're stunned", McMullen of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization told NPR. Human rights activists have given alarming accounts that the Sisi regime is "disappearing" hundreds of people - that is, illegally detaining and holding them in secret locations, where it is believed they are often tortured.

The court dropped all charges and the administration sent a government aircraft to ferry the couple back to America.

Hijazi, who grew up in Falls Church, Va., and graduated from George Mason University, was working in Cairo with the Belady Foundation, which she and her husband established as a haven and rehabilitation center for street children in Cairo. I assume you all feel the same way about Trump.

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