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Irish Juvenile Reveals Fresh Abuses in Egyptian Prison


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Irish Juvenile Reveals Fresh Abuses in Egyptian Prison

Reprieve

A student from Dublin has said he is suffering fresh abuses in prison in Egypt, where he faces a potential death sentence for attending a protest.

Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish citizen, was 17 when he was arrested in August 2013 in the wake of protests in Cairo. He has been held ever since in poor conditions, and faces a mass trial alongside 493 other people. Ibrahim – who is being tried as an adult despite having been a juvenile at the time of his arrest – faces a potential death sentence.