Seminar:The detention of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

Seminar:The detention of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

Public seminar: An Irish man abroad: The detention of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt.
 
Wednesday 30th March, 6pm
Health Sciences Building (HSG037) 
University of Limerick
 
Speakers: Lynn Boylan MEP & Somaia, Fatima and Omaima Halawa 
 
Chair: Dr James Carr, Dept. of Sociology
 
“Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish citizen, is a prisoner of conscience, held in a prison in Egypt detained solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and assembly. His trial has been repeatedly postponed [13 times as of March 6th]. If convicted he could face the death penalty” (Amnesty International 2016). 
 
Lynn Boylan MEP has been a staunch advocate for the release of Ibrahim Halawa. This has included supporting Ibrahim and his family directly, endeavouring to make political in-roads for his release, as well as helping to keep Ibrahim’s case in the public domain. Somaia, Fatima and Omaima will talk about Ibrahim and their continued efforts to bring him home to Ireland and their experiences of his detention.