Ibrahim Halawa tells TDs of being beaten by prison authorities
21-year-old tells cross-party group at jail near Cairo he was placed in solitary confinement
Poster from a press conference held by Lynn Boylan of Sinn Féin last August calling for the release of Ibrahim Halawa from jail in Egypt. Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin was one of the TDs who visited Mr Halawa on Tuesday. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw
Somaia Halawa, sister of Ibrahim Halawa, holds up a card during a Dublin protest wishing him well at the time of his 21st birthday. He has been incarcerated in Egypt since the age of 17. File photograph: Getty Images
Ibrahim Halawa has told a delegation of TDs who visited him in an Egyptian prison on Tuesday that he was beaten and put in solitary confinement by the prison authorities.