Family of imprisoned Irish teen Ibrahim Halawa launch letter writing campaign to demand his immediate release

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Ibrahim Halawa
Ibrahim Halawa

The family of imprisoned Irish teen Ibrahim Halawa have launched a letter writing campaign calling on the Irish public to write to their TDs and demand his immediate release.

The 19-year-old, who hails from Firhouse, has been imprisoned in Cairo for almost two years after being arrested at a Muslim brotherhood protest in August 2013.

Ibrahim is due to stand trial on June 6, but other mass trials have been postponed up until now.

His family will be holding a vigil at The Department of the Taoiseach's office tomorrow calling for assistance from the Government.