Halawa will need rehabilitation after prison trauma, say imams

Ibrahim Halawa should be offered a counselling and rehabilitation programme on his return to Ireland, two senior Islamic clerics have said

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
24th September, 2017
Nosayba (left) and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, on Grafton Street in Dublin’s city centre, where family members and supporters held an awareness dayPA

Ibrahim Halawa should be offered a counselling and rehabilitation programme on his return to Ireland, two senior Islamic clerics have said.

Halawa, a 21-year-old Irishman of Egyptian descent, was acquitted of all charges last week after spending four years in jail in Egypt.

He was arrested along with hundreds of others who protested against the ousting of the democratically elected Mohamed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood politician.

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