Ibrahim Halawa meets sister and solicitor in Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa meets sister and solicitor in Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa has been allowed to meet with his sister and solicitor in Cairo.

The hour long meeting took place in a private room of the Egyptian prison earlier today..

Ibrahim's trial had been rescheduled for the 10th time and will now take place in October.

Ibrahim Halawa, photo courtesy of Amnesty International.

Ibrahim Halawa has appealed to the Irish public to continue to rally for his release.

The 19-year-old from Firhouse in south Dublin has been detained in a prison in Cairo for the past two years for taking part in a political protest.

Today was the first time in several months Ibrahim has been allowed to sit with members of his family for more than a couple of minutes.

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan is in Egypt and was present for their meeting today

"His mood certainly improved over the course of the hour, from just having that much time with his close relatives," said Ms Boylan.

"But he was very honest about it, he gets very down, very depressed, and the lack of information coming into him is also very frustrating," said the MEP.

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