Former president Mohamed Morsi is being held at a military facility “for his own security,” the armed forces said on Saturday.
Spokesman for the armed forces Colonel Ahmed Ali said that due to the current instability in the country, Morsi would be held for his own safety until the situation stabilises.
The United States echoed Germany’s callfor Morsi’s release on Saturday.
Jen Psaki, spokesperson for the US State Department said on Friday that the US agrees that Morsi should be released. The public announcement came on the same day that German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle called for Morsi’s release. Psaki stopped short of saying that the US would recognise Morsi as Egypt’s legitimate president, saying that it is the Egyptian people who will decide the future of Egypt.
Daily news Egypt