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Petitioning Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade Department of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Eamon Gilmore,

Free the Halawas - 4 siblings ( Irish citizens) who are unlawfully imprisoned in Cairo by the current government.

As all of you are aware, the situation in Egypt is very dangerous with thousands of innocent people being killed. We believe that the Irish authorities do not understand just how dangerous the situation with the Halawas really is. The situation is being taken very lightly at the moment. We cannot waste any time whatsoever, action must be taken immediately. The Halawas are Irish citizens; the Irish government must do its level best to ensure that the Halawas arrive back in Ireland safely. The Halawas like many other people in Egypt now are unlawfully imprisoned. They are innocent and should be released immediately. Hopefully this petition will be a big help in helping to bring them back safely, please if you could take a few minutes to sign the petition, your co-operation and help is greatly appreciated. 

Letter to
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade Department of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Eamon Gilmore,
I am writing to you as a concerned, broken hearted individual.
Myself, as well as my family sat at home & watched as our close friends were trapped & surrounded in the Al-Fateh mosque in Egypt on Saturday. The nightmare continued on Sunday when they were unlawfully arrested by Egyptian forces, after being beaten on the way out of the mosque.
You are no doubt aware of this atrocity and the friends I speak of; Soumaya, Fatima, Omaima & Ebraheem Halawa.
We, my family & friends, are living in complete & utter torment because of this. Unfortunately, as you are no doubt aware, imprisonment in Egypt differs vastly to imprisonment in Ireland. The mental, physical & emotional torture that takes place within these prisons is terrifying to say the least. Human rights & respect evaporates once you have been captured. The images alone that have been released by Al-Jazeera today of previous prisoners, (may they RIP), have left us desperate & helpless. These are our friends. Our family. And we can only sit & wait.
We plead to you. Help us. They are at the mercy of their captures, who torture to kill behind closed doors. They have done nothing but report to the world when they were trapped within the mosque, and this is the penalty they must pay?!
Please step up the efforts you have already implemented and exercise greater urgency in your rescue mission. We implore you on behalf of our friends & family to uphold their basic human right to dignity & security, which is guaranteed by Irish law.
Awaiting your accelerated efforts with anxious anticipation.

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