Ibrahim Halawa misses out on Egypt pardon | Ireland


Ibrahim Halawa has been held without trial since he was arrested in 2013

The family of Ibrahim Halawa have expressed dismay after his name was not included on a list of more than 200 people pardoned by the Egyptian president this week.

The 21-year-old Dublin man is “dying” in a prison hospital, his relatives say. He has been held in Cairo since 2013 and his trial has been delayed 19 times.

Mr Halawa was arrested after he and his siblings spoke on stage at a rally organised by the Muslim Brotherhood. He is accused along with more than 400 others of riot, sabotage and inciting violence.

On Monday President al-Sisi of Egypt issued a pardon for 203 youths who were jailed for taking part in demonstrations. The move was part of a promise he made to reform the…

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Publish date : 15 March 2017 | 12:57 am

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