Dublin teen Ibrahim Halawa to appear in court in Cairo
Published 26/04/2015 | 08:34
Dublin-born teenager Ibrahim Halawa is due to appear in court in Cairo again today.
The 19-year-old from Tallaght has been languishing in an Egyptian jail for over 600 days, despite the fact Amnesty International has consistently said Dublin-born Ibrahim Halawa is innocent.
He was arrested with his sisters after taking part in a protest in Cairo in August 2013.
Mr Halawa is on trial along with 493 other people for charges relating to allegations of violence during a protest in Cairo, however Amnesty has designated him as a “prisoner of conscience”.
A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson confirmed Mr Halawa was due before court today.
Irish Embassy officials areexpected to attend the hearing.
Yesterday, his family claimed he is being treated as a "second-class citizen" by the Government because he is a Muslim.
The Halawa family have raised concerns about his welfare in prison in Egypt and have asked the Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs to intervene.