US to Egypt: Release Morsi
Echoes Germany's calls to Egyptian military
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2013 4:42 PM CDT
Supporters of ousted Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi hold posters of him as they protest during the Islamic month of Ramadan.   (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

(Newser) – The US has joined in calls for the release of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Earlier today, Germany called for "an end to the restrictions on Mr Morsi's whereabouts," reports GlobalPost. When asked if the US supports Germany's position, a US State Department spokesperson said it does, and that the detention of Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood members were "politically motivated," CNN reports. (She didn't, however, use a particular four-letter word.)

The calls come as tens of thousands demonstrated across Egypt today, demanding Morsi's reinstatement as president. In Cairo, pro-Morsi protestors appear to be in for the long haul—the camp in front of Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque is now two weeks old and protestors have built toilet facilities, the AP reports. "We are ready to stay for a month, two months, a year, or even two years," a cleric told the demonstration today.

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vlad
Jul 15, 2013 8:30 AM CDT
the egyptian government and people should tell barack obama that he has no say in the way they run their nation , he`s nothing more than a tin plated dictator with visions of god hood !
Comp_User
Jul 14, 2013 10:50 PM CDT
Is this where the US try's to bully Egypt into doing what they want? Obama is to busy praising that dead colored dope smoking thug that looked like it was Obama's son, to get involved in international affairs.
okaragozian
Jul 14, 2013 8:06 PM CDT
Is Egypt a puppet of America? Does Egypt have to do what America says?