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Adams condemns postponement of Halawa case

29 June, 2016 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has called on the Irish government to ‘immediately submit the request to the Egyptian government for a Presidential Decree to ensure the speedy return of Ibrahim Halawa to his family’.

The Sinn Féin leader raised the case in the Dáil this morning with Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald after news broke that the court case had been postponed again for the fourteenth time.

Gerry Adams said:

“Ibrahim Halawa has been imprisoned for over 1000 days. His case has again been postponed. This is outrageous treatment of an Irish citizen.

“Ibrahim was to be sentenced today and the government, we were assured, was ready to submit an immediate request for a Presidential Decree to have him released and returned home.

“Clearly, the Egyptian government is ignoring the Irish government on this issue. The government must now move urgently and immediately to submit the request for the Presidential Decree to ensure that this young Irish citizen is returned home.” 

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