The plight of two Lancastrians in Egypt, plus thoughts on near-tragedy in Philadelphia [opinion]

LancasterOnline - 30 days ago


Moustafa Hamed of Lancaster, a 13-year-old who is a rising eighth-grader at Reynolds Middle School, has issued pleas for help after his mother was jailed in Cairo, Egypt, following their arrival there in early July to visit family. The Washington Post reported that his mother, Reem Desouky, an American citizen, has been accused by Egyptian authorities of running social media accounts deemed critical of the regime.