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Ibrahim Halawa, a 21-year-old Irishman, spent more than four years of his life in prison in Egypt, after he was arrested on a family summer holiday. He was released on 20 October after being acquitted of all the charges against him. He was detained by the Egyptian security forces after he and three of his sisters were caught up in a siege at a mosque in Cairo in August 2013. The women were freed and allowed to return home within three months, but their teenage brother was kept in jail.