Irish teenager’s death penalty in Egypt for attending pro-democracy rally?


This video from Ireland says about itself:

Free Ibrahim Halawa

10 December 2014

Ibrahim Halawa is an Irish citizen who has been imprisoned in Egypt for over a year. He is a prisoner of conscience and Amnesty are calling for his immediate release.

Sign the petition here.

On Saturday the 13/12/14, Ibrahim’s birthday, join us as we protest outside the Egyptian embassy and call for Ibrahim’s release!

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Ibrahim Halawa: Irish teenager faces execution in Egypt after attending pro-democracy rally

He is one [of] 493 detainees charged collectively

Cahal Milmo

Monday 02 March 2015

An Irish teenager held in Egypt for nearly two years after he attended a pro-democracy protest has been moved to a purpose-built prison where he faces a mass trial and possible execution, campaigners have warned.

Ibrahim Halawa was just 17 when he was arrested with his three older sisters after they sought shelter in a Cairo mosque during the demonstration in August 2013.

Although his siblings were released, Ibrahim was placed in adult custody, suffered alleged beatings and had medical treatment withheld for a bullet wound to a hand which is now permanently disfigured. He is one 493 detainees charged collectively with causing deaths and criminal damage.

Legal charity Reprieve said the Irishman, who had been in Egypt to visit relatives, had recently been moved out of Cairo’s notorious Tora prison, where he shared a cell with Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste until the Australian’s release last month.

Mr Halawa is now being held at Wadi el Natrun between Cairo and Alexandria in a jail complex specially built for mass trials.

Maya Foa, head of Reprieve’s death penalty team, said: “Before this farce of a trial resumes, and Ibrahim’s life is put at risk, the Irish government and the EU must do all they can to ensure his return to his family in Dublin.”

With Saturday’s execution of an Islamist defendant, the first state killing of the hundreds of people sentenced to death in mass show trials following the July 2013 military coup, the US-backed Egyptian junta is stepping up its campaign of police-state terror against the people: here.

Report thy neighbour: policing Sisi’s Egypt. A regime bereft of legitimacy, save for its promise to guarantee national security, turns citizens into active players in a new culture of surveillance and reporting: here.

11 thoughts on “Irish teenager’s death penalty in Egypt for attending pro-democracy rally?

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  5. Oproep tot solidariteit

    De pacifist Mark Nabil weigert net als zijn broer in 2010 militaire dienst en dat is daar in Egypte wettelijk helemaal niet toegestaan.

    Drie jaar geleden vond op het Internationale Filmfestival Rotterdam de wereldpremiere plaats van de Film “Back to the Square” van de Zweeds filmische documentalist Petr Lom. Een terugblik op de gebeurtenissen op het Tahir-plein in Cairo een jaar eerder .. Een vijftal activisten van toen vertellen wat de Arabische Lente hen gebracht heeft. Eén van hen is Mark Nabil die in de film relaas doet van hoe het zijn oudere broer Maikel vergaan is. Zie

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2210449/

    en bekijk de trailer :

    Maikel Nabil was toen al bekend als de blogger die de heersende macht tartte en openlijk in 2010 weigerde dienst te nemen en vervolgd werd en derhalve sindsdien vijf keer geinterneerd werd. In onze vredesmedia is meerdere malen aandacht en solidariteit gevraagd voor Maikel. Uiteindelijk kwam Maikel vrij en heeft hij de Egyptische sectie van de WRI, “NOMILSERV” opgezet.
    .
    In Rotterdam vertelde de overtuigde pacifist Mark al dat hij ook zou gaan dienstweigeren en nu is het zover. Hij heeft laten weten geen gehoor te zullen geven aan de oproep om de militaristische staat te dienen. Zijn broer Maikel heeft een internationale solidariteitscampagne gestart. Er is een verklaring gepubliceerd dat inmiddels door dertig vredes-en mensenrechtenorganisaties is onderschreven, waaronder Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) en Vredesbeweging PAIS in Nederland. Deze verklaring is op de website van NOMILSERV te lezen:

    http://www.nomilservice.com/2015/04/international-statement-solidarity-with.html
    .
    Vredes- en mensenrechtenorganisaties die dat nog niet gedaan hebben worden dringend gevraagd het manifest mede te onderschrijven. Dat kan per e-mail aan Maikel Nabil
    Wie individueel solidariteit wil betuigen kan dat door een petitie aan de Egyptische regering te ondertekenen op de site
    Vraag anderen dat ook te doen! En verspreid de verklaring.

    PAIS-WRI/ff

    Bron: De Vredeslijst 24-04-2015

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