Irish man imprisoned in Egypt a ‘real character’, says freed Al Jazeera journalist

February 19, 2015 9:08 PM

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Irish man imprisoned in Egypt a ‘real character’, says freed Al Jazeera journalist

The Al Jazeera journalist released from an Egyptian prison earlier this month has described his former cell mate Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa as a “real character” of “remarkable mental strength”.

Peter Greste said he was “very, very surprised to see an Irish man in the cell alongside us” and that he had “brought a real energy to the cell and a real sense of humour”. They went on to share quarters for four months until Greste’s release.

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