The European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has called for the release of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi. The former leader has been under arrest at an undisclosed location since July 3 when the military removed him from power amid mass protests calling for his resignation.
“I believe he should be released and I believe that political prisoners should be released. I make the distinction between people who may be being charged for other things and those who are being held. I was assured that he is well. I would have liked to have seen him and I was assured that he is being well cared for,” confirmed Ashton.
She met with Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood who said the EU had not offered any solutions to the crisis unfolding in Egypt.
Mursi’s supporters vowed to remain on the streets of Cairo until the man they elected returns to power. Seventy pro-Mursi protesters were detained on Wednesday following violent clashes on Tuesday, which left seven dead. Reports from Sinai say a policeman has been killed as tensions continue to run high in Egypt.