UN chief calls anew for Mohamed Morsi`s release

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed anew for the release of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, in a telephone call with Egypt`s foreign minister.

Last Updated: Aug 07, 2013, 09:44 AM IST

New York: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed anew on Tuesday for the release of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, in a telephone call with Egypt`s foreign minister.

"He called for an end to all violence and urged the interim authorities to ensure protection of the fundamental human rights of all Egyptians, including freedom of speech and assembly," a UN statement said, referring to Ban`s message to Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahy.

Ban "reiterated his call for the release of Mr Mohammed Morsi," it said.

He stressed that "an inclusive and peaceful political process is the only viable way forward in Egypt", the statement added.

Morsi has been held at an undisclosed location since his overthrow in a military coup on July 03.

AFP