27/04/2015

Irish Teenager Refused Bail In Egypt

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade has expressed his disappointment that an application for bail has been refused in the case of 19 year old teenager Ibrahim Halawa.

Mr Halawa was arrested in 2013 during a period of violent protests in Egypt.

Minister Charlie Flanagan said: "It is extremely disappointing that the application for bail made by Ibrahim Halawa’s lawyers, and supported by the Irish government, has been rejected.

"Our objectives in this case remain clear - to see this young Irish citizen released by the Egyptian authorities, and to provide consular support while he remains in detention."

(LM)

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