Ibrahim Halawa  is due to face his 12th court hearing today in a mass trial with over 400 other prisoners and potentially faces the death penalty. Picture Nick Bradshaw

Ibrahim Halawa has now spent 876 days without trial in a squalid Egyptian prison. My involvement with the campaign for his release began in April 2014(...)

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Prof William Schabas, former director of of NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights, who will speak at Music for Galway’s  midwinter festival on the theme of “captivity” next month. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

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Ibrahim Halawa: He was 17 when arrested during protests against the ousting of Egypt’s then president Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Ibrahim Halawa is about to reach yet another milestone. In August, the young Irishman was in his cell at Wadi el-Natrun prison to mark the two-year an(...)

The trial in Egypt of Irishman Ibrahim Halawa has been postponed for the eleventh time.

The trial of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa in an Egyptian court was adjourned once again on Saturday and will not resume until January 9th. Mr Hala(...)

Ibrahim Halawa has been detained  in Egypt for more than two years.

The Human Rights and Equality Commission has said it is “deeply concerned” about the situation of Ibrahim Halawa, a 20-year-old Irish man who has been(...)

EU parliament resolution demanding that death penalty be ruled out  if Ibrahim Halawa is convicted  passed yesterday by 566 votes to 11. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The European Parliament has called for the immediate release of Irish man Ibrahim Halawa, who has been detained in Egypt for more than two years. M(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan told the Dail the Government’s approach to dealing with the case of Ibrahim Halawa was the  one most likely to make progress.

The Government’s approach to dealing with the case of Ibrahim Halawa, the Irishman imprisoned in Egypt since August 2013, is the one most likely to ma(...)

The trial in Egypt of Irishman Ibrahim Halawa has been postponed for the tenth time.

The trial in Egypt of Irishman Ibrahim Halawa has been postponed for the tenth time. The proceedings were due to begin on Tuesday but the absence of(...)

 Somaia Halawa, brother of Ibrahim Halawa, at the Dublin announcement late last month of a postcard campaign seeking his release. His birthday, referenced in the postcards, falls on Sunday, December 13th.   File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The European Parliament has agreed to table an urgent motion for resolution next week calling for the release of Ibrahim Halawa. The plight of the I(...)