Ibrahim Halawa has been released from prison in Cairo
Arrangements are being made for his return to Ireland.
Irishman Ibrahim Halawa released from prison in Cairo, one month after he was acquitted of all charges related to a protest in the Egypt.
The 20-year old, from Firhouse in Dublin, was arrested amid protests over the removal of then Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo in August 2013.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney took to Twitter to announce his delight at the release of Halawa but said there are still some formalities to go through before he can be flown back to Dublin.
Delighted 2 confirm Ibrahim Halawa has been released, being supported by family+Embassy. Some formalities still required before flying home
— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) October 19, 2017
The news was also announced on the Free Ibrahim Halawa Facebook page, who wrote:
"Fantastic news, Ibrahim has finally been released from prison. We will now begin to make arrangements to bring him home where he belongs in Ireland. We can't thank enough all those who worked so hard for Ibrahim's release, we owe you all so much."
Halawa's three sisters had also been arrested amid the protests but later returned to Dublin after being released on bail. The three were tried and acquitted in their absence.