Amnesty International: Help free Ibrahim Halawa from Egyptian prison

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has been delayed for the twenty-fourth time

Written by Conor McCreesh


Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been delayed for the 24th time. He has been incarcerated in an Egyptian prison for nearly 4 years for participating in a protest.

Ibrahim, together with his three sisters, were first arrested on 17 August 2013. His sisters were quickly released on bail, Ibrahim has been detained for more than three years. Amnesty International researchers on the ground at the time confirm that he was arrested while sheltering in the Al Fath mosque. They have conducted a thorough, independent review of the prosecution evidence and found that there is no credible evidence against him. He is being detained solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. He has now spent over three and a half years living in truly horrific conditions in an Egyptian prison cell and has endured 24 trial delays. His next trial is on the 4 July 2017. 

Amnesty International are extremely concerned about Ibrahim’s well-being and health as they say he must be released immediately. Amnesty urge you to call on the Public Prosecutor Nabil Sadek to immediately and unconditionally release Ibrahim and allow him to return home to Ireland.

This young Irish man’s ordeal has been nothing short of horrific. He has spent almost four years of his young life in harrowing conditions in a number of different prison cells. It is long past time that he be released and allowed to return home to his family in Dublin.


Amnesty have taken action and urge many other to do the same as you can help release Ibrahim by joining Amnesty International's postcard action. They say “Take part in our postcard action calling on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to release him immediately. Include your postal address and the number of postcards needed and we will post them to you.” They also ask “Do you have five more minutes? Put more pressure on the Egyptian authorities by calling the Egyptian Embassy.”

Find out more information here at: Amnesty International.

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