The Irish Government is today raising its collective fists and proclaiming frustration at how slow Egypt has been in releasing Ibrahim Halawa.
21-year-old Irish-born Halawa was finally cleared of all the charges brought against him in 2013, when he was arrested during violent protests in Cairo’s Tahir Square.
It has been four weeks since Ireland’s favorite prodigal son was given a clean slate Egyptside, but has yet to return to the Land of a Thousand Welcomes. Irish officials reportedly visited Halawa recently, and the young man was said to be in ‘good spirits’.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reportedly got personally involved, and probably thinks that Halawa belongs to the getupearlyupper generation that he so admires, as the Taoiseach wrote a letter to the Egyptian Government asking to ‘expedite’ Halawa’s return to his (adoptive) Motherland.