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Dublin student Ibrahim Halawa detained in Egypt and denied access to his lawyer

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Friday 18 Jul 2014

Letter to High Representative Catherine Ashton on behalf of Dublin student, Ibrahim Halawa.

Parlement européen,
Bât. Altiero Spinelli,


60 rueWiertz,
B-1047 Bruxelles


High Representative Catherine Ashton,

European External Action Service,

1046 Brussels,


Dear High Representative,

I refer to the detention of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt.

Ibrahim, an Irish citizen, has been detained in an Egyptian prison since August 17th 2013. His family claim that he was unjustifiably arrested during the political unrest, has been ill-treated and denied his primary human rights. Ibrahim has been repeatedly denied access to his lawyer and denied the right to a proper court hearing.

The Halawa family have contacted me urging me to take serious actions concerning Ibrahim’s case and looking for his immediate release.

I am asking you to take the appropriate action to ensure Ibrahim is treated fairly and granted his human rights.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could contact me outlining the actions you intend taking.

Yours Sincerely,

Nessa Childers MEP