Sinn Féin condemns human rights abuses in Egypt

Dublin-born Ibrahmin Halawa has spend over 1,000 days in Cairo jail

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has condemned what she's calling the 'frightening' deterioration of human rights in Egypt.

It comes as Dublin-born Ibrahim Halawa spent his one thousandth day in prison without trial since his arrest at a Cairo protest in 2013.

Ms Boylan visited the country last weekend as part of a US led fact-finding mission and says the situation has worsened considerably since her visit last August.

She met a number of human rights activists and relatives of prisoners on her trip and says the figures that they gave her were astounding.