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Ibrahim Halawa to appear on this weeks Late Late Show


Freed Firhouse man Ibrahim Halawa will discuss the four years he spent in an Egyptian prison this week in his first TV interview since his release

Mr Halawa returned home last week for the first time since 2013, when he was jailed in Cairo following his arrest at a protest against then-President Mohamed Morsi.

Now the 21 year old he is set to reveal all on his harrowing time behind bars in Egypt to Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show this Friday.

Writing on his Facebook page last night, Mr Halawa revealed he had accepted a guest spot on the popular RTE show.

“I will be on The Late Late Show on Friday,” he said. “Stay tuned to listen to my story.

“Thank you to everyone who has helped so far!”

RTE then confirmed it in a press release:

“Ibrahim Halawa will appear on The Late Late Show on Friday night.

“He will be discussing his four years spent in an Egyptian jail awaiting trial, relating to a protest in Cairo, before his eventual acquittal on all charges; what it was like to finally be free to return to Ireland and what he intends on doing next.

“He joins Conor McGregor on the line-up for this week’s Late Late Show – the full line-up will be revealed tomorrow.”

Last weekend Halawa presented his sisters with a special award at the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards on Saturday.