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Pro-Morsi alliance stresses commitment to constitutional legitimacy in Ashton meeting

In a meeting with EU foreign policy chief Catharine Ashton on Monday, the National Alliance against the military coup asserted the need to regain constitutional legitimacy by reinstating the removed president Mohammed Morsi.

As a number of initiatives to solve the current political deadlock in Egypt were proposed, the National Alliance stressed that any solution to the crisis must be based on the grounds of constitutional legitimacy.


Besides the main demand that Morsi be reinstated before any initiative is accepted, the Alliance also said that any lasting results from the coup would have to be annulled. They also called for an immediate halt to the "genocide" and detention by the coups' new government.

The Alliance insisted that Egyptians would not leave the squares and streets before the revival of constitutional legitimacy and before the country was back on the right track.

The Alliance said that its protests were peaceful and welcomed international human rights organisations to visit the country to see the facts on the ground.

AP reported that Baroness Ashton was on her way to visit Morsi in detention. It said that she was taken by a military helicopter to the meeting. No further information on Ashton's message to Morsi was released.

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