Ibrahim was arrested on 17 August 2013. Amnesty International has conducted a thorough review of the prosecution evidence and found no credible evidence against him. He is being detained solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly.
He has now spent almost three and a half years living in truly horrific conditions in an Egyptian prison cell and has endured 18 trial delays.
It is vital that we keep the pressure on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release him. Please call the Egyptian Embassy at (+353) 1 660 6718 and let them know that you support 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 more than 3 years. The mass trial he faces with 493 other people cannot be fair. Please release him!”
Many callers have said that they do not accept phone calls and that callers should email. Please ask them to record your phone call and why you are calling.
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. If you are unable to connect, please consider calling back later. If you’ve any questions, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.