Egyptian claiming to be Irish goes on hunger strike in Egyptian prison

Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager awaiting trial for almost two years in an Egyptian prison, has gone on hunger strike, according to a smuggled letter detailing his fears of torture and abuse at the hands of guards.

Mr Halawa’s family say they are increasingly concerned for his mental wellbeing after his case was adjourned earlier this month for the seventh time.

In correspondence pleading for his human rights, the 19-year-old said he would go on hunger strike until he is allowed home. He is on trial with about 420 others who were detained at the Fatah mosque in central Cairo in August 2013 following a confrontation with security forces in the aftermath of Muslim Brotherhoodpresident Mohamed Morsi’s ousting.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/ibrahim-halawa-goes-on-hunger-strike-in-egyptian-prison-1.2245080

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One Response to Egyptian claiming to be Irish goes on hunger strike in Egyptian prison

  1. neofenian says:

    This Muslim is not Irish, never will be Irish and can never be Irish. If a dog is born in a stable it doesn’t mean it’s is a horse.

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