Verdict expected in trial of Ibrahim Halawa later today

A verdict is expected today in the trial of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa.

The 21-year-old has been imprisoned in Egypt for over four years.

He was arrested along with hundreds of others after taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Cairo.

The trial process has been beset by delays and adjournments but a verdict is finally expected today.

Colm O'Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland has said there is no evidence to link Ibrahim to the charges made against him.

"We hope very much that there will be a final verdict today," he said.

"He must be acquitted because at no stage during this now four year process was a single piece of evidence introduced by the prosecution in the mass trial involving Ibrahim."

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