A teenage Irish citizen imprisoned in Cairo for nearly a year now (Aug 2013), has been tortured and has yet to even be charged with anything -same with many others in his prison.
“He was arrested and detained by the military government in Egypt – to date no formal charges have been served on him,” he said. “The teenager is expected to appear before one of Egypt’s notorious mass trials on July 16th.”
Ibrahim is the son of Sheikh Hussein Halawa, Imam of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland at Clonskeagh in Dublin.
The Halawas arrived in Cairo with their mother for an annual family holiday several weeks before president Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the army in July last year.
Ibrahim was arrested with his sisters Soumaia (28), Fatima (23) and Omaima (21) during the clashes between supporters of Morsi and [Sisi] security forces last August .
The three sisters were released three months later, following sustained pressure by the Irish Government.
Video request of Ibrahim’s release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9aSIHIn2OQ
Photo info (Irish Times):
“Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa (18), who is in prison in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley”