"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder." Einstein
Ibrahim Halawa is an 18 year old Dubliner and an Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience. He and his sisters were arrested in Egypt for nothing more than a peaceful protest while on their annual family holiday in August 2013. His sisters have been released on bail but Ibrahim has been in prison for over 15 months.
He celebrates his 19th birthday on the 13 of December.
Amnesty International has conducted a thorough investigation of the case and determined that
Ibrahim is innocent. He could not possibly have committed the crimes he has been charged
A mass trial has been scheduled for early January. If convicted he could face the death penalty.
Amnesty International believes Ibrahim should be released immediately and all charges
against him dropped unconditionally.
He was arrested for his alleged role in violence during protests that took place in August 2013 in the Ramsis area of Cairo. Amnesty International has established that he is innocent of the charges and designated Ibrahim a prisoner of conscience. A new trial has been scheduled to start on 1 December. If convicted he could face the death penalty.
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