Cameron failed to raise Irish juvenile’s case with Sisi


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Cameron failed to raise Irish juvenile’s case with Sisi

December 8, 2015

The Prime Minister failed to raise with Egypt’s President Sisi the case of an Irish teenager facing the death penalty when the two leaders met last month, it’s emerged.

In a letter sent this week to the family of Dublin student Ibrahim Halawa, Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood admits that

“Ibrahim’s case was not specifically raised by the Prime Minister with President Sisi during his visit.”

Ibrahim’s family had written to David Cameron ahead of the Egyptian President’s first visit to the UK last month, asking him to raise the case with Mr Sisi. MPs also asked the government to intervene on Ibrahim’s case, and raised concerns about the timing of Mr Sisi’s visit amid widespread reports of torture in Egypt.

Ibrahim, who will turn 20 in prison on Sunday, has been held in a series of Egyptian…

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