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Time for An Taoiseach to intervene on Ibrahim Halawa detention- Lynn Boylan MEP

27 March, 2015 - by Senator Lynn Boylan

Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has called on An Taoiseach to personally contact President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt in order to secure the release of Dublin teenager Ibrahim Halawa.

Speaking today ahead of a demonstration organised in Dublin tomorrow afternoon Ms. Boylan said:

“I am calling on An Taoiseach to intervene and secure the immediate and unconditional release of Ibrahim Halawa.

“Ibrahim is facing his fifth mass trial date in Egypt this Sunday and has been imprisoned for over 600 days.

“Ibrahim is the only EU citizen still detained after the protests in Egypt over a year and a half ago and I will be raising this when I meet with Federica Mogherini’s office, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, in April.

“I am calling for all those with an interest in seeing justice done to join Ibrahim’s sisters on their demonstration tomorrow afternoon outside the Department of Foreign Affairs.”

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