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Charity worker returns to US after being detained in Egypt

AP  |  Washington 

The says an Egyptian-American charity worker freed after nearly three years of detention in has returned to the United States.

Earlier this week a acquitted the charity worker, 30-year-old Aya Hijazi, of charges of child abuse that were widely dismissed as bogus by human rights groups and US officials.

A official said yesterday night that Hijazi and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, an Egyptian, had arrived in the area. The official was not authorised to discuss the case by name and requested anonymity.

Hijazi and her husband had established a foundation to aid street children in 2013, but they were arrested along with several others in 2014.

Her case was on the agenda when President Donald Trump earlier this month with Egypt's president.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 09:42 IST