Family, friends and supporters to mark fourth anniversary of Ibrahim Halawa's detention

Family, friends and supporters of Ibrahim Halawa are today marking the fourth anniversary of his imprisonment in Egypt.

The Dubliner was arrested as a 17 year old following a protest in Cairo in 2013.

His long-running mass trial is continuing in Cairo, but it is feared it may not conclude for some months.

Amnesty International says his detention is a violation of Egyptian and international law, and the organisation is holding a lunchtime protest at the Egyptian embassy in Dublin today.

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says he is sending a personal message to Ibrahim, promising the Government is doing everything possible to ensure he can return home as soon as possible.

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