Egyptian-American children's rights defender Aya Hijazi returned to the United States on Thursday evening after being released from Egyptian prison over charges of human trafficking
Tahir Abu al-Nasr, lawyer of Aya Hijazi, who was acquitted of human trafficking charges, confirmed that she was already released on Tuesday.
The Cairo Criminal Court acquitted today activist Aya Hijazi, founder of Belady NGO, along with seven other defendants after acquitting them of charges of human trafficking, after three years of detention.
CAIRO – 16 April 2017: Egyptian-American activist Aya Hijazi’s acquittal from prison will only happen when the Prisons Authority receives an official letter from the concerned authorities, said one source at the authority.
The Cairo Criminal Court acquitted Sunday Aya Hijazi, founder of Belady NGO, along with seven other defendants after finding them not guilty of charges of human trafficking.