On 13 December, Ibrahim addressed the court. He said he was innocent of all chargers and pleaded with the court to send him back to Ireland under law 140. This provision was recently used to deport Peter Greste, an AlJazeera journalist arrested in 2011 and charged with dissemination of false news, to his home country of Australia.
An application under law 140 is pending a decision by the Egyptian authorities. It is vital to keep pressurising the Egyptian authorities to immediately release him.
Please call the Egyptian Embassy at (+353) 1 660 6718 and let them know that you are supporting Ibrahim Halawa.
Below is a suggested script:
Hi my name is [insert name here] and I live in [insert location]. I am a supporter of Amnesty International. I am calling to urge the Egyptian authorities to release Ibrahim Halawa immediately. He is in prison for expressing his right to freedom of expression. He has now been unjustly imprisoned for 3 years and four months. The mass trial he faces with 493 other people cannot be fair. Please release him!
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Please let us know if you called, and how the call went. We record the number and content of actions taken on each case and use that information in our advocacy. Also if you are unable to connect, please consider calling back later. Email: email@example.com