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Remembering Ibrahim Halawa's on his 1,000th day in prison - Lynn Boylan MEP

13 May, 2016 - by Senator Lynn Boylan

Lynn Boylan MEP has today asked the incoming government to seek the release of Ibrahim Halawa under the available Presidential decree.

Speaking early today, Sinn Féin's Dublin MEP said:

"Today is a difficult day for Ibrahim's family and friends and more importantly for Ibrahim himself. Today he faces his 1,000th day in prison in Egypt. He is there without reason, without trial, without access to his lawyers and with 13 "hearings" already postponed at the last minute.

"I am asking the incoming government and in particular the new Independent Ministers to intercede on Ibrahim's behalf. In particular I ask Minister Katherine Zappone TD from Ibrahim's constituency to speak for Ibrahim at the Cabinet table.

"I ask them to ensure Taoiseach Enda Kenny takes up Ibrahim's case personally and requests that Ibrahim is released under the available Presidential Decree.

"Today I particularly recall my visit to Ibrahim in prison. I found him to be a young Dub, born and bred here, being detained without trial. Please remember him today by contacting your public representatives and the Egyptian Embassy seeking his release.  

"Finally Ibrahim's family will today hold an 'information stall' at the top of Grafton Street / St. Stephen's Green from 1pm-3pm to remember Ibrahim. Please drop by and show your support."  

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