Monthly Archives: August 2016

Letter from Peter Greste regarding the need for the Irish Government to intervene in Halawa Case

The Department of Foreign Affairs is currently standing by its statement that Law 140 should not be used to free Ibrahim Halawa from prison in Eygpt. Ibrahim’s solicitors have said that Law 140 can be used to free the young Irish man and has already been used to free Australian Peter Greste, who was Ibrahim’s former cell-mate. Below is a letter I have received from Peter Greste reiterating that the decree explicitly gives President Sisi the authority to remove a foreign national “to complete the judicial process” in his country of origin and could be used for Ibrahim as it was for him. Continue reading

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