European Parliament calls upon Egypt to immediately release Irishman Ibrahim Halawa

This afternoon the European Parliament has passed a Resolution expressing “deep concern about the unacceptable breach of human rights arising from the arbitrary detention of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa” and has called on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release him.  The Resolution was passed overwhelmingly, by 566 votes to 11.


Ibrahim Halawa is a 20 year old Irish citizen who has been detained without trial in Egypt for almost two and a half years, since he was arrested at the age of 17 in August 2013.  His family has appointed an international legal team to represent his interests – Doughty Street barristers Caoilfhionn Gallagher, Katie O’Byrne and Mark Wassouf, instructed by Darragh Mackin and Gavin Booth, KRW Law. 


Full details can be found in today’s press release or from KRW Law.

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