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Irish Embassy To Visit Ibrahim Halawa

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12:22 24 Feb 2017


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The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed a representative from the Irish Embassy will visit Ibrahim Halawa in the coming days.

Yesterday it emerged the Dubliner had been moved from prison to hospital on Tuesday, where he was receiving treatment for a heart problem.

The 21 year old has been in prison for nearly 4 years without trial, after he was arrested at a political protest in Cairo.

In a statement today, the Department of Foreign Affairs said they had requested prison authorities to give a medical check-up:

"The Irish Embassy in Cairo maintains ongoing contact with the Egyptian authorities in relation to this case and seeks to ensure at all times that the Egyptian authorities fulfil their responsibility to address any issues relating to Ibrahim Halawa’s health and welfare.  

"The Irish Embassy requested a medical check up for Ibrahim and this was subsequently ordered by the court. Our understanding is that these tests are being administered at present and this information was conveyed to the family by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade on Tuesday afternoon, 21 February."

"The Ambassador and his team undertake regular consular visits to Ibrahim Halawa and are planning to undertake a further visit in the coming days."


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