Cairo court acquits Egyptian-American of human trafficking charges

Cairo court acquits Egyptian-American of human trafficking chargesBy Amina Ismail CAIRO (Reuters) – A Cairo court acquitted on Sunday an Egyptian-American woman and seven others who worked with street children and had been detained for nearly three years on human trafficking charges, in a case that had raised concerns in Washington. Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian who holds U.S. citizenship, founded Belady, an NGO that promotes a better life for street children. Dressed in a white prison uniform, Hijazi stood in the courtroom cage with her husband and Belady co-founder Mohamed Hassanein.



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