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Poll: Should the Irish government publicly call for Ibrahim Halawa's release?

The government has been using quiet diplomacy up to this point.

Image: Leah Farrell

IBRAHIM HALAWA HAS spent three years in prison in Egypt, and seen his trial postponed 14 times.

The Irish government has been trying to secure Halawa’s release through quiet diplomacy, with Minister Charlie Flanagan saying his department has “clear determination” to see the Dublin-born man released.

Writing on TheJournal.ie today, Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan says that it’s time to change tack.

She says that the Irish government must publicly call for Ibrahim’s release. It would do this by applying for a Presidential Decree and then contacting the Egyptian authorities on the issue.

But what do you think: Should the Irish government publicly call for Ibrahim Halawa’s release?

Poll Results:

No (8832)
Yes (7110)
I don't know (1464)

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