US congressman calls on Egypt to release Egyptian-American activist
Thursday 15/September/2016 - 07:35 PM
US congressman Don Beye has urged the Egyptian authorities to release a Aya Hijazi who has been arrested two years ago.
Aya Hijazi grew up in the Washington suburb of Falls Church، Virginia، and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Egypt. She had been running a foundation in Egypt dedicated to helping street children when she and her husband were arrested in 2014.
Democratic congressman Don Beyer will meet with Hijazi's family Thursday on Capitol Hill، to be followed by an afternoon news conference. Fellow Democratic congressman Gerry Connolly will join him.
Hijazi and her husband are facing charges of exploiting children using the foundation they have established، the trial، however، has seen a multiple adjourns.