Ibrahim Halawa's trial postponed for the ninth time

Ibrahim Halawa's trial postponed for the ninth time

Amnesty is calling for international condemnation at the two year delay to hear Ibrahim Halawa's trial in Egypt.

His case has been postponed for the ninth time today, something the charity's described as horrific.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs says Egyptian authorities are in no doubt as to the Irish Government's strong interest in the 19-year-old's welfare.

The Dubliner has spent over two years behind bars having been arrested in August 2013, Amnesty's Colm O'Gorman says it's time the teenager comes home: "Frankly it's unforgiveable at this stage and I mean Egypt must immediately and unconditionally release Ibrahim.

"We need governments not just our own government, who are doing everything they can for his release, but we need the EU to be more involved, we need every possible pressure, diplomatic, political and otherwise now to applied to try to secure Ibrahim's release.

"He needs to be brought home, this is just not good enough."


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