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US teenager pleads for Trump to help free his mother from Egyptian jail

(CNN)Thirteen-year-old Moustafa Hamed said he and his mother, Reem Mohamed Desouky, were looking forward to their trip to Egypt. "We were excited to come to Egypt so we could spend time with our family during summer break," the Pennsylvania teenager said in a video obtained by CNN. That excitement quickly vanished on their arrival in the country last month. Desouky, a dual US-Egyptian national, was jailed after she and Moustafa were detained and interrogated at the airport. Moustafa is now pleading for anyone, including US President Donald Trump, to help secure his mother's release. "Please, President Trump, please help. America, please, I just need my mother," he said in another video. "We're not supposed to be in this problem right now." ...