Ibrahim Halawa trial adjourned for 24th time

Ibrahim Halawa trial adjourned for 24th time

Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been adjourned for the 24th time today.

Mr Halawa has now spent 45 months in prison.

Amnesty International has declared Ibrahim a Prisoner of Conscience, based on its own eye-witness evidence that he could not have carried out the acts he is accused of.

Today’s hearing reportedly went ahead but witnesses who were called failed to appear.

The court today agreed on a list of 18 witnesses who will be called at the next hearing which is scheduled for 4 July 2017.

It is not envisaged that any further witnesses will be called by the prosecution when their testimony is completed.

Amnesty International this afternoon hosted a public demonstration to highlight Ibrahim’s case and call on the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against Ibrahim and order his immediate and unconditional release.

The demonstration which was held this afternoon outside the Egyptian Embassy, included representatives from Union of Students in Ireland (USI), the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), SIPTU, UpLift and members of the Halawa family.


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