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Crowe concerned for Irish citizens in Egypt

18 August, 2013 - by Seán Crowe TD


Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Diaspora, Seán Crowe TD, has expressed his concern for four Irish citizens in Egypt.

The four of them were among hundreds of people besieged in a Cairo mosque after it was surrounded by Egyptian security forces. Two of them are now reportedly being detained by the Egyptian security forces.

Deputy Crowe said:

“I am concerned for the well-being of four Irish citizens who sought refuge in a Cairo mosque after taking part in a political situation. Two of them are reportedly being detained by the Egyptian security forces.

“The situation in Egypt is very volatile at the moment and there is wide spread violence since the military coup.

“The Irish embassy in Cairo needs to do all they can to ensure the safety and well-being of these Irish citizens.”

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