Halawa sisters to be released from Egyptian jail

Ibrahim Halawa still being detained after arrest at Cairo mosque during August clashes

Undated family handout photo of  Ibrihim Halawa with sisters Fatima, Omaima and Somaia

Undated family handout photo of Ibrihim Halawa with sisters Fatima, Omaima and Somaia

Three Irish citizens jailed without charge in Egypt during clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and security forces are to be released today, the Tánaiste has said.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore said three Halawa siblings, sisters Omaima, Fatima, and Somaia, who were detained in August after they took refuge in Cairo’s Al Fateh mosque during the violence were to be released.

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