Friday 20 July 2018

Ibrahim Halawa will reveal all on four-year imprisonment in Egypt on Friday's Late Late Show

Ibrahim Halawa at Dublin airport. Credit: Gerry Mooney
Ibrahim Halawa at Dublin airport. Credit: Gerry Mooney
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Ibrahim Halawa will reveal all on his four-year imprisonment in Egypt on this Friday's Late Late Show.

The 21-year-old was released from prison in Cairo last month and returned home to Firhouse in Dublin last week.

He had been arrested in the Egyptian capital during mass protests in 2013 but was acquitted of all charges last month after a long legal battle.

And now he's gearing up to tell his harrowing story in his own words to Ryan Tubridy on the flagship RTE chat show.

Ibrahim Halawa was welcomed by family and supporters at Dublin Airport (Picture: Gerry Mooney)
Ibrahim Halawa was welcomed by family and supporters at Dublin Airport (Picture: Gerry Mooney)

"I will be on the late late show on Friday. Stay tuned to listen to my story.  Thank you to everyone who has helped so far !" he wrote on Facebook.

Halawa was welcomed home by friends and supporters at Dublin airport last week where he landed, accompanied by his sister Nasaybi, and Ambassador to Egypt Sean O'Regan.

Speaking to the waiting media after a private reunion with his family Ibrahim thanked the Government and all of his supporters for their help during his ordeal.

Asked what it felt like to be back with his loved ones he said:

Ibrahim Halawa with his five sisters at the Tatler awards Photo: Paul Sherwood
Ibrahim Halawa with his five sisters at the Tatler awards Photo: Paul Sherwood

"It still feels like a dream... this is the moment I've waited for for four years... a free man, acquitted after four years."

Ibrahim said there are still al lot of innocent people he left behind and added that he hopes to work to help free wrongfully incarcerated people around the world.

He said he will be taking some time to be with his mother who is ill.

The overjoyed young man also said: “I’m as Irish as you can be.”

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