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Two Years After Cairo Crackdown, Irish Teen No Closer to Fair Trial


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Two Years After Cairo Crackdown, Irish Teen No Closer to Fair Trial

LONDON - An Irish teenager arrested two years ago during the Egyptian military crackdown on a Cairo protest is still awaiting trial.

Ibrahim Halawa, from Dublin, was one of hundreds of people swept up and imprisoned as security forces violently broke up pro-democracy protests in Cairo on August 17th 2013, killing as many as 800 people. Ibrahim , who was 17 at the time, has been imprisoned in poor conditions ever since, and awaits a mass trial alongside 493 other people, including several other juveniles.

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