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Ibrahim Halawa praises public support from the Irish people - Lynn Boylan MEP

3 August, 2015 - by Senator Lynn Boylan

Lynn Boylan MEP today visited jailed teenager Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt along with his sister Kadija Ibrahims and legal representative Darragh Mackin. The Dublin citizen was jailed almost two years ago and is currently awaiting trial. 

Ms Boylan said:

“I am delighted that through my role as an MEP that Ibrahim was able to have contact with his family for the first time in months. To see the nineteen-year-old hug his big sister would break your heart. He clung tight to her hand the entire time. 

“For me, to meet and talk with Ibrahim personally after fighting on his behalf for over fifteen months was so important. To have time to talk with him and to relay how we were all campaigning back home for him. It was especially crucial to hear form him directly that he firmly believes that the publicity from the public support he is

getting back home is helping to keep him safe. 

“It was also important that Darragh Mackin from KRWLAW, his legal representative in Ireland was present to discuss the legalities of the case with Ibrahim.

“While I know the visit and being able to hug his sister has lifted his spirits, I would however have concerns about his health and I would echo his lawyers calls for the need for him to see a specialist doctor as soon as possible.”

Visiting Ibrahim Halawa

Pictured are Darragh Mackins, Kadija Ibrahims (sister) and Lynn Boylan MEP

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