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Boylan expresses frustration at Ibrahim Halawa’s continuing imprisonment

4 October, 2015 - by Senator Lynn Boylan

Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan today expressed her frustration at Ibrahim Halawa’s continuing detention in a prison in Egypt.

Once more, Ibrahim’s trial has been postponed; his new trial date is December 15th.

The Sinn Féin MEP said:

“I am dejected to hear the latest news about Ibrahim’s detention coming from Egypt. It is the same old story – yet another adjournment to a later date, December 15th. I am upset for Ibrahim and for his family here as well. It has been one long road of frustration.

“No doubt we will have the government issuing the usual statement with little of comfort to Ibrahim and his family. It is simply not good enough.

“I have said it before, the government must act now. Enda Kenny must lift the phone to his Egyptian counterpart. The time for fudging on this issue is long gone. It is time for some real action and less of the soundbites.

“Ibrahim is a Dublin lad born and bred. Time for the government to acknowledge that now, rather than treating him like some sort of part-time Irishman.

“Lift the phone Enda Kenny and sort this out!” 

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