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Irish Student Marks 3 Years in Egyptian Jail Without Trial


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Irish Student Marks 3 Years in Egyptian Jail Without Trial

Reprieve

WASHINGTON - An Irish student who was arrested three years ago tomorrow (17th), during an Egyptian crackdown on protests, is still awaiting a mass trial alongside 493 other prisoners.

Ibrahim Halawa, from Dublin, was one of hundreds of people swept up and imprisoned on 17th August 2013 after security forces broke up protests at Rabaa al Adawiya square, Cairo. Ibrahim, who was 17 at the time, has been imprisoned in poor conditions ever since, and awaits a mass trial of 494 people, including several other juveniles.

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