Ibrahim Halawa’s family wants the government to sue Egyptian authorities if trial is delayed again


THE FAMILY OF Ibrahim Halawa has urged the government to take legal action against Egyptian authorities if the Irish national’s trial is delayed again.

The 21-year-old Halawa’s long-awaited verdict was due on Monday, over four years after he was arrested at a protest and jailed in Cairo, Egypt. However, this has now been postponed until 18 September.

Somaia Halawa, Ibrahim’s sister, told TV3 News that they had heard he was so sure he would hear his verdict on Monday that he was trying to give his stuff away the day before the verdict was due.