TDs meet Ibrahim Halawa who says all he wants is to come home

Tallaght native Ibrahim Halawa, who has been in prison in Egypt since August 2013, has today told a delegation of TDs from Ireland that all he wants to do is go home.

Speaking with TDs earlier, which included local representatives Paul Murphy (AAA), Colm Brophy (FG) and Eoin O Broin (SF), the Firhouse man spoke of how he is currently on hunger strike and that he has spent time in solitary confinement for refusing visitors. 

In series of Tweets (below) from Cairo, Paul Murphy has documented the meeting.

Mr Halawa, who was arrested along with his sisters during a protest in Cairo, has been in prison since August 2013, and has had his trial postponed 17 times.

A thorough review of Mr Halawa’s case by Amnesty International, and the prosecution’s evidence, has already concluded that Ibrahim could not have committed the violent crimes with which he has been charged. 

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