1,000 days since Ibrahim Halawa incarcerated in Egypt

1,000 days since Ibrahim Halawa incarcerated in Egypt

The new Government is being urged to ramp up efforts to get Ibrahim Halawa released from prison in Egypt.

Today marks 1,000 days since the Dubliner was put behind bars in 2013.

Ibrahim's trial has been postponed more than a dozen times, and Amnesty International has named Ibrahim a prisoner of conscience.

The Irish Government, the European Parliament and the United Nations have all called for his release.

Deputy leader of the Green Party Catherine Martin said Ibrahim has been let down by the State.

"It's time to step up and seek his immediate release," she said.

"All our passports say that the Minister for Foreign Affairs for Ireland requests all whom it may concern to allow the bearer, a citizen of Ireland, to pass freely and without hindrance, and to afford the bearer all necessary assistance and protection.

"Ibrahim is not getting the necessary assistance and protection. He has been unlawfully and unjustly imprisoned."

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