Last Update 15:48
Thursday, 24 May 2018

Ashton was not blind-folded en route to Morsi: NYT

Tight security around Morsi's location intended for his own safety, army officials say

Ahram Online , Wednesday 31 Jul 2013
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1884
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1884

European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton was not blindfolded while traveling to meet with former president Mohamed Morsi on Tuesday, European officials say.

EU aides told the New York Times that Ashton was transported to the meeting at night via helicopter so as to maintain secrecy around the former president's location.

A delegation of human rights activists who visited Morsi before Ashton's trip were similarly misled as to Morsi's location, circling in a helicopter for 15 minutes before landing at the undisclosed site.

According to the Egyptian military, the intense security shrouding Morsi's detention is intended for the ousted president's own safety.  There are also speculations that his location remains undisclosed in order to discourage supporters from camping-out in protest, as which occurred outside the Republican Guard headquarters in early July.

Search Keywords:
Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
1



J.M.Jordan
01-08-2013 08:51am
0-
0+
Excellent
to have taken measures so Morsi's location couldn't be identified by the visitors, be it Human rights activists or Lady Ashton. This should be so until he's out again, for the reasons quoted which I too see as very very real.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.