EU calls for Morsi's release, democratic elections in Egypt

July 22, 2013 19:53

BRUSSELS - The European Union called on Monday for the release of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and demanded democratic elections as soon as possible.

Morsi has been held at an undisclosed military facility since the Egyptian army removed him from office on July 3 and suspended the constitution in the wake of street protests against his one-year rule.The army says Islamist Morsi is being held for his own safety.

EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels issued a statement with a list of priorities for Egypt, including an end to politically motivated arrests and the release of all political detainees, including Morsi.

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