Saturday July 11, 2020

Waiting for freedom in Egypt

Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa has spent nearly two years in a Cairo prison

8th February, 2015

Today, an Irish teenager who has spent 550 days in an Egyptian prison will learn if his trial in Cairo will finally go ahead. It will be the fourth time he has faced a mass trial with 493 others on charges that range from murder to attempted murder, to preventing people from praying in a mosque – charges that could lead to his being sentenced to death.

Ibrahim Halawa was just 17 years old when he and...

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