Senator Mark Daly urges Minister for Foreign Affairs to Address the situation of an Irish Passport holder facing extradition from Dubai to Egypt

Senator Mark Daly:

I ask the Leader to inquire what steps is the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade taking with regard to an Irish passport holder who is facing a death sentence if an extradition from Dubai to Egypt is carried out. In a report by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade when this person was granted asylum, it was stated that if she was returned to Egypt, she would be arrested and possibly receive a death sentence for forgery and the abduction of Muslim children – her own – from their father and the national territory. This woman who is separated—–

An Cathaoirleach:

It would be more appropriate to raise this subject as a matter on the Adjournment.

Senator Mark Daly:

It is a matter of extreme importance and I ask the Leader to arrange for the Minister to come to the House to discuss it. The woman who was arrested on 28 February has not received any consular visit and her legal team which is requesting exorbitant sums of money from the family is stating she will be deported to Egypt and that there is little anyone can do about this. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is doing very little; the woman has not even received a visit from departmental officials who have been telling the family it is not their area.

An Cathaoirleach:

Does the Senator have a question for the Leader?

Senator Mark Daly:

I ask him to arrange for the Minister to come to the House to discuss the fact that an Irish passport holder is facing a death sentence if extradited to Egypt.

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