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Halawa trial postponement deeply disappointing - Lynn Boylan MEP

3 June, 2015 - by Senator Lynn Boylan

Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has called the latest postponement of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa’s trial in Egypt as deeply disappointing.

Ms Boylan said:

“Ibrahim’s trial has now been postponed for the seventh time until August 2nd

“By that time Ibrahim will have been detained in Egypt for almost two years without trial.

“Ibrahim’s family has worked tirelessly to highlight the case of their brother and son, a prisoner of conscience, who is languishing in jail in Cairo.

“I have stated before that it is time for the Taoiseach to get involved and I again urge him to pick up the phone and to speak with his Egyptian counterpart and secure Ibrahim’s release.”

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