EU keeps silent on release of Morsi

Spokesperson of European Union's top foreign policy official avoided commenting on a call for the release of Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohammad Morsi who has been under house arrest since his July 3 ouster.

EU keeps silent on release of Morsi

World Bulletin / News Desk

A spokesperson for European Union's top security and foreign policy official on Monday avoided commenting on a call by the United States and Germany for the immediate release of Mohammad Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president who has been under house arrest since his July 3 ouster.

When asked if the European Commission would support the call by the US and Germany, Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson of EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, cited an EU statement over the weekend which urged Egypt "to end the politically motivated arrests and other harassment [...] and that all political prisoners in Egypt should be released and all criminal trials should be reviewed fast and in a transparent way."

Kocijancic refused to make any comments on Morsi and repeated that Ashton's statement was "clear enough."

Ashton said on Sunday the EU was deeply concerned about recent developments in Egypt, and called on the country's interim authorities to put an end to violence and hold new elections soon.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Temmuz 2013, 17:16
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