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Ibrahim Halawa acquitted after 4 years in Egyptian prison

The young Dublin man was arrested in 2013 when he was just 17

Written by Hannah Byrne | View this authors Twitter page and posted in news

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Ibrahim Halawa, the 21 year old Irish citizen from Dublin who was detained in a prison in Cairo in August 2013, has been acquitted of all charges in an Egyptian court.

Ibrahim was arrested in 2013 when he was just 17 years old after attending a peaceful pro-democracy protest with his sisters while on holiday in Egypt. He was one of hundreds of people arrested for taking part in the demonstration.

Ibrahim was tried as part of a mass trial with 493 other defendants. His trial had been postponed more than 30 times over the last 4 years. Today the verdict was finally delivered that Ibrahim Halawa and his three sisters, who were also arrested and later released on bail, have been acquitted of all charges.

His sister, Somaia Halawa, has said that Ibrahim was “delighted” with the result, and they hope he can return to Ireland as soon as possible.

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Published September 19th, 2017
Tags ibrahim halawa human rights
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