Fears for Irish teenager as Egypt executes pro-Morsi protestor


Ibrahim Halawa

There are new fears for an Irish teenager imprisoned in Egypt after the first execution of a pro-Morsi protester.

Ibrahim Halawa from Dublin was arrested when violence erupted after the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

He was 17 at the time and claims he was hiding from gunfire at a mosque in Cairo.

He has been held for more than a year and a half without trial, alongside hundreds of others.

Over the weekend Mahmoud Ramadan was the first prisoner to be executed and Senator Mark Daly says the Taoiseach needs to intervene.

Senator Daly said: “The Irish government need to do more, they have not been actively engaged with the President’s office in Egypt and the Taoiseach needs to get involved.

“The Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, got involved in relation to an Australian citizen and successfully intervened to get their citizen released.

“The Taoiseach needs to pick up the phone, ring the President of Egypt and ask for the return of this Irish citizen.”


Breaking News – 09/03/2015

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