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Four Halawa siblings to be held in Egypt for another 15 days

The Irish siblings have been held in Cairo for almost two weeks.

Nosayba Halawa protests with members of The Egyptian Irish Anti-Coup Forum on O'Connell Street on Friday.
Nosayba Halawa protests with members of The Egyptian Irish Anti-Coup Forum on O'Connell Street on Friday.
Image: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

THE FOUR MEMBERS of the Halawa family, who have been detained in Egypt for over two, have found out today that are to be held for another 15 days.

The Irish siblings have been held in Cairo since being arrested during Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations protesting the ousting earlier this year of President Mohammed Morsi.

The four – Omaima (21), Fatima (23) and Soumaya (27) and their 17-year-old brother Ibrahim – were detained after security forces stormed a mosque.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said they are continuing to provide consular assistance to their family.

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