21 year old, Ibrahim Halawa has been unlawfully imprisoned in Egypt for 3 years since August 2013.
During a family holiday to Egypt, Ibrahim and his three sisters Omaima, Fatima and Somaia went to a protest in Cairo. When the protest turned violent they took refuge in the Al Fath mosque. Security forces stormed the mosque, arresting the four siblings. Ibrahim’s sisters were released on bail; almost three years later, he remains in prison.
Amnesty has conducted a thorough review of all of the evidence and concluded that Ibrahim could not have committed the violent crimes he’s been charged with. On the night of his arrest, our researchers were on the ground in Cairo. They confirm that he was arrested while sheltering from the violence. Ibrahim is a Prisoner of Conscience detained solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. His continuing imprisonment represents an inexcusable violation of both international and Egyptian law.