Egypt will return Ibrahim Halawa after trial, TDs told

President set to ‘exercise his legal authority for clemency as soon as sentence passed’

Ibrahim Halawa: Awaiting trial for three-and-a-half years.

Ibrahim Halawa: Awaiting trial for three-and-a-half years.

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said he will intervene to ensure that Ibrahim Halawa is released and returned to Ireland when his trial concludes, according to TDs who met the head of state in Cairo on Wednesday.

The case of Mr Halawa, a 21-year-old Dublin man who has been in prison awaiting trial for 3½ years, was the focus of a 45-minute meeting between Mr Sisi and the eight-member Dáil delegation.

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