WASHINGTON - An Irish teenager facing a death sentence in Egypt is expected to face the latest hearing in a ‘mass trial’ involving 494 prisoners this Sunday (4th).
Ibrahim Halawa, from Dublin, was a juvenile when he was arrested in August 2013 in the turmoil surrounding protests in Cairo against Egypt’s military government. He has been held since in a series of adult prisons, where he reports that torture and other mistreatment is common. He is being tried as an adult in the mass trial, in contravention of Egyptian and international law. He faces a death sentence if convicted.