Skip to comments.Germany calls for Morsi release in Egypt
Posted on 07/13/2013 2:58:33 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Germany on Friday called for the release of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi amid mounting tensions between supporters and opponents over his overthrow.
"We call for an end to the restrictions on Mr Morsi's whereabouts," a foreign ministry spokesman told reporters.
Morsi is currently being held in a "safe place, for his safety" and has not yet been charged with anything, according to the Egyptian foreign ministry, but military and judicial sources say he may eventually face charges.
The German ministry spokesman said a "trusted institution" such as the International Committee of the Red Cross should be granted access to Morsi.
And he called on all groups to refrain from violence as the Muslim Brotherhood, the influential group from which Morsi emerged, vowed to keep protesting until he is reinstated.
"We and our partners are of the opinion that any appearance of selective justice in Egypt must be avoided and there must be no political persecution," he said.
"That is not only an expression of our principles on the rule of law but also our conviction that any form of political persecution would be damaging for the future of Egypt."
He said "a return to democracy" in Egypt could only succeed "if all political forces can take part in the democratic transformation process."
The Muslim Brotherhood and opponents of Morsi have called separate rallies across Cairo Friday amid fears of further bloodshed in the Arab world's most populous country.
Okay, release him in Germany.
Watch closely and one will find out which countries are doing business with the moslem brotherhood.
He was only in office for a year .... probably only stashed 5-10 billion in Swiss banks.
The nazist chorus.
From the country that released Lenin into Russia.
I call BS.
Mursi hasn’t been seen or heard for over ten days. This may soon become very problematic for the new Egyptian government. Mursi is already a martyr
Would it really be a problem for overall civilization if every one of the MB weren’t existing?
No doubt the world would be a better place if there was no political Islam. However the political reality is that there are huge numbers of people in Muslim countries who adhere to this philosophy.They vastly outnumber Western oriented secularists. We cannot wish them away. In fact even if there were a huge violent civil war within Muslim nations and the secularists “won , these people would still exist and the problem would reoccur. The only hope for peace and progress in these countries is if ( and it is almost impossible to visualize) a reasonable consensus is achieved between the two groups. Actually very doubtful that will ever occur. Sadly this coup will not bring peace and prosperity to Egypt.
The complete rejection of islam by all people would be a good first step to peace and prosperity in Egypt,...the world.