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UN leader raises concerns over Egypt detentions: Spokesman

Ban Ki-moon tells Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr there should be no 'retribution' against any party following Mohamed Morsi's removal from power

AFP, Thursday 11 Jul 2013
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UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Thursday raised concerns about the detention of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders with the country's foreign minister, a spokesman said.

Ban reaffirmed that there must be no "retribution" against any party after the military coup against Morsi, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters after the telephone talks between the UN secretary general and Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamal Amr.

Ban "expressed deep concern about continued detentions in Egypt and arrest warrants issued against Muslim Brotherhood leaders and others," said Nesirky.

"He reminded the foreign minister of Egypt's international obligations and the need to fully respect the right to freedom of association, speech and due process.

"He made clear that there is no place for retribution or for the exclusion of any major party or community in Egypt" and that there must be peaceful talks to end the crisis, the spokesman added.

Morsi has been held since he was forced out of office last week amid massive street demonstrations. While the Muslim Brotherhood has staged rallies against the military action, Egypt's Premier Hazem E- Beblawi told AFP on Thursday he does not rule out Muslim Brotherhood members in his cabinet.

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12-07-2013 07:30am
Detention of MB leaders condemned? Deep concern
Where is the notorious "deep concern" regarding the victims who were brutally killed in most bestial ways by armed pro-Mursi terrorists since his ouster? Christians are targeted in particular, chased out of their homes (and then killed) that were set on fire. And most probably the Islamist radicals were incited by their leaders to commit those crimes. Now the UN and the int. community side with the "poor" Islamists. Are human rights and freedom for terrorists only? Freedom to take revenge and kill all those whom they suspect of being anti-Mursi...(???)
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