Obama Administration Insists Egyptian Military Release Mohammad Morsi

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Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi hold up masks of him as they gather at the Rabaa Adawiya square, in Cairo this morning. (Irish Times)

The Barack Obama administration told the Egyptian military to immediately release deposed president, and Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohammad Morsi.
The Egyptian Independent reported:

A request by the United States to immediately release Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsy represents an undue intervention in local affairs, according to Kefaya Movement spokesperson, Abdel Rahman al-Gohary.

Gohary described the request as proof of America’s “rudeness,” claiming it represented an intervention in Egypt’s local and foreign affairs.

“It has been proven that statements by the U.S. administration and the White House since 30 June are biased towards…the Muslim Brotherhood,” the Kefaya spokesperson said.

“[They] try to spread the rumour that it wasn’t a revolution, but a coup,” he added.

Gohary claimed the U.S. request to release Morsy, who is currently being held at Republican Guard House according to local media, would not hasten the process.

On Friday, the U.S. State Department called for deposed President Morsy to be released after a week of ambivalent responses to the events following 30 June.

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