IBRAHIM’S CONDITION WORSENS – SHAME ON OUR GOVERNMENT

Ibrahim Halawa, a 20 year-old Irish citzen imprisoned by the Egyptian dictatorship for almost 4 years, is on hunger strike and gravely ill. He was imprisioned because he was caught up in a pro democracy protest while on holiday there. His trial has been postponed 21 times. But justice can be bad for business and our government won’t tackle the authorities they want to keep sweet for the beef barons. Brid commented on this in the Dáil.

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WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN THEY WONT LISTEN?
Ibrahim Halawa’s trial was postponed yesterday for the 20th time, despite his being desperately ill. Ibrahim is an Irish citzen wrongly imprisoned by the Egyptian dictatorship for nearly 4 years, and is on hunger strike for justice. A delegation from the government, led by the Dáil chairman Seán Ó Fearghaíl, visited Egypt about him recently. And yet the same chairman, who led this delegation, wouldn’t let Brid explore what might be done to save Ibrahim today. Shame on him.

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In the Dáil today, Bríd Smith TD put Minister Flanagan on the spot demanding to know what exactly is being done to impliment the  resolutions taken in relation to the detention of Ibrahim Halawa, accusing the government of pandering to the Egyptian authoriites instead of defending the rights of an Irish citizen

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