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Gerry Adams TD welcomes acquittal of Ibrahim Halawa

18 September, 2017 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has welcomed the news that Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa has been acquitted in Cairo today.

Teachta Adams said;

"I welcome the news that Ibrahim Halawa has been acquitted.

"It is now imperative that the Egyptian government guarantees his safe return to Ireland as soon as possible.

"Ibrahim has spent four years in a jail far from his home and family. His incarceration represents a violation of his basic human rights. His physical and mental health suffered greatly as result of his imprisonment. His treatment by the Egyptian authorities was an affront to human decency."

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