Saturday 7 December 2019

Trial of Ibrahim Halawa is postponed for 12th time

Ibrahim Halawa
Ibrahim Halawa

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been postponed for the twelfth time in Egypt today.

The young man spent his third Christmas in prison following after his trial was last postponed on the 19th of December.

Halawa (20) is scheduled to appear in court again on March 3rd.

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The Dublin native has been in prison in Cairo without trial since 2013 after he was arrested during political protests in the Egyptian capital.

Under Egyptian law he is part of a mass trial which can not proceed until all 494 defendants and all witnesses are present in court.

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Ibrahim was detained for participating in an anti-government protest in Cairo in the summer of 2013.

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