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Egypt: Washington calls for Morsi's release

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 13 July 2013
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July 13, 2013

Ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi has not been seen in public since July 3.Ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi has not been seen in public since July 3.

The United States has called on Egypt's military to free deposed president Mohamed Morsi.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United States backed Germany's earlier appeal for Morsi to be released.

The ousted Islamist-backed president has not been seen in public since his removal from office on July 3.

Officials have said Morsi was being held at a Republican Guard compound in Cairo.

Tens of thousands of supporters of Morsi protested in Cairo on July 12 to demand that he be reinstated.

Opponents of Morsi also staged rallies to mark the first weekend of the holy month of Ramadan.

The pro-Morsi Muslim Brotherhood has said it will not take part in a new military-backed interim government that is being assembled.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP

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