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# cairo - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'You can disagree with those views but he wasn't guilty of terrorism': Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate

Peter Greste – who spent over a year in an Egyptian prison with Halawa – said that it was “wonderful” that he had been released.

# cairo - Monday 28 August, 2017

Leo Varadkar speaks for 25 minutes with Egyptian president regarding Ibrahim Halawa

The 21-year-old Irish citizen has been in jail in Egypt for over four years.

# cairo - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison

Halawa (21) was arrested during a demonstration in 2014 in support of Mohamed Morsi who had been ousted from power in a military coup.

# cairo - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Prosecution 'closes case' in trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

The 21-year-old Irishman has been held in Cairo for almost four years.

# cairo - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close

The next hearing will be on 25 July.

# cairo - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial suspended for 25th time - but could the next hearing be the last?

Halawa has been imprisoned in the Egyptian capital for 1,418 days – nearly four years.

# cairo - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Charlie Flanagan 'disappointed' witnesses fail to appear at Ibrahim Halawa hearing

Now aged 21, Halawa has spent almost four years in jail.

# cairo - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Archaeologists discover 17 mummies in Egypt catacombs

Burial shafts were found in the area and excavation work “revealed that these shafts led to a number of corridors inside a cachette of mummies”.

# cairo - Sunday 9 April, 2017

"I just felt fire grabbing my face" - Isis claims Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt which killed at least 44

The first bombing struck the Mar Girgis church in the city of Tanta north of Cairo, killing 27 people, the health ministry earlier said.

# cairo - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial judge is considering releasing him on medical grounds

The trial was delayed for the 21st time today.

# cairo - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Judge-ordered report into Cairo protest doesn't name or identify Ibrahim Halawa

Halawa faces another trial date – his 20th – tomorrow.

# cairo - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections' Hunger Strike This post contains videos

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections'

Lynn Boylan says Halawa has been ‘on hunger strikes on and off’ throughout his detention.

# cairo - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's family say he is now 'dying' in prison

The Dubliner has been jailed in an Egyptian prison since August 2013.

# cairo - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been delayed for a 19th time

He remains in custody without trial.

# cairo - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'It wasn't political' - Fatima Halawa explains why their family attended the protest in Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa’s sister says they were remembering those who had been killed in a massacre.

# cairo - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa described as "strong and very brave" as TDs meet him in Cairo jail

Halawa has been in prison without trial for almost three-and-a-half years.

# cairo - Sunday 8 January, 2017

TDs to travel to Egypt tomorrow to meet with Ibrahim Halawa and Egyptian government

The TDs will be discussing the young man’s incarceration when they arrive tomorrow.

# cairo - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been delayed for a 17th time

His trial has been rescheduled for 17 January 2017.

# cairo - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'I just can't understand why they have kidnapped me away from you': Ibrahim Halawa's letter to Ireland

Ibrahim Halawa has been awaiting trial in an Egyptian jail for three years.

# cairo - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

"I don’t see the sky" - Ibrahim Halawa pens letter from Egyptian prison

In the letter, Halawa imagines that today could be his graduation day.

# cairo - Friday 17 June, 2016

Second black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

It could prove vital in establishing the cause of the crash last month.

# cairo - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Cockpit voice recorder with 2 hours of conversation found from EgyptAir plane

Search teams are still looking for the black box as the cause of the crash is still unknown.

# cairo - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

DNA samples taken from relatives in effort to identify victims of EgyptAir disaster

Sources close to the investigation have denied that evidence of explosives has been found among the crash debris.

# cairo - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Eight policemen shot dead after their minibus was ambushed

Jihadists, including Islamic State group militants, have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers in attacks.

# cairo - Friday 15 April, 2016

'All false, all lies': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa is being beaten in jail

Soha Gendi told RTÉ that he government has visited him regularly.

# cairo - Monday 8 February, 2016

Egyptian president sparks outrage by laying out giant red carpet for his motorcade to drive on

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was travelling to the opening of a social housing project.

# cairo - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Italian student found dead in a ditch after disappearing in Cairo

He was last seen when he left his home to meet a friend.

# cairo - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Egypt rejects call to release Ibrahim Halawa as trial postponed again

In a harsh statement, Cairo also called on the European body to reconsider its approach to similar cases in the future.

# cairo - Thursday 17 December, 2015

European Parliament passes resolution calling for immediate release of Ibrahim Halawa

MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the resolution.

# cairo - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Ibrahim Halawa is back in jail as trial is delayed again

The Irish citizen has been in prison in Cairo since August 2013.

# cairo - Friday 4 December, 2015

At least 16 killed in petrol bomb attack on Egyptian nightclub

According to a security source, the attack followed a dispute between employees of the nightclub and a group of youths.

# cairo - Saturday 28 November, 2015

What is Law 140, and does it mean Ibrahim Halawa will stand trial in Ireland?

A request has been made, but the government hasn’t received a response.

# cairo - Friday 13 November, 2015

Crucifixion and electrocution – the horrendous conditions of Ibrahim Halawa’s captivity

The Dublin teenager is now on hunger strike, and says he will remain so until he is released.

# cairo - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Ibrahim Halawa is in "reasonable spirits in trying circumstances"

TD Pat Breen visited the Wadi Al-Natrun prison in Cairo for a 90 minute meeting with Halawa.

# cairo - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Ibrahim Halawa’s hunger strike is ‘unlikely to serve any positive purpose at all’

The teenager said in a letter that he is “hit for every word I say that the officer doesn’t like” and “not allowed hug [his] own mother.”

# cairo - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been delayed AGAIN

The mass trial has been adjourned until 2 August.

# cairo - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Labour’s support for same sex marriage, the death of a rally driver and the devastation in Nepal all had people talking.

# cairo - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Cat freed after spending five years trapped behind wall at railway station

He was kept alive because an elderly man fed him scraps every day.

# cairo - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Enda Kenny could yet intervene in the Ibrahim Halawa case

The Irish teenager has been held in a Cairo prison for over 600 days without trial.

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