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Worthy Christian News » 'Voice of the Copts' speaks to EU High Rep

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

CAIRO, EGYPT (Worthy News)– The following are excerpts of an open letter published Sunday by the Pakistan Christian Post from Ashraf Ramelah, founder and president of "Voice of the Copts," to the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton.

As a citizen of a member state of the EU and the founder and president of a human rights organization, Ramelah expressed great interest in Ashton's visit to Egypt, particularly her efforts to free the former Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi.

"Discussions in Egypt inform me that Egyptians fear that your aim to have Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood leaders released from custody and dismissed from their day in court will obstruct justice owed to the Egyptian people," wrote Ramelah. "Without invitation from Egypt's interim government you answered the call from the Muslim Brotherhood to investigate Morsi's treatment under custody using this pretext to intervene in Egypt’s internal affairs and violate the sanctity of the sovereign Egyptian state."

Ramelah wrote that although Ashton's attempt to free Morsi was supported by many impressive names from the international community, it was nonetheless unwelcome.

"The world tires of representatives from democratic nations using their platforms to aid self-serving factions — in this case, the Muslim Brotherhood — pursuing power at the expense of the innocent …

"Foreign interference against the will of the Egyptian population will create disastrous results similar to Syria where the Muslim Brotherhood is labeled freedom-fighters. What possible motive could international leaders have in manipulating a release of Egypt’s network of Muslim Brotherhood terrorists other than to contribute to the destabilization of the region? The unfortunate side effect is to rob Egyptians of their sole right to determine the future of their country for good, or for bad".

Ashton — a British Labor politician who was appointed the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in 2009 — reportedly held a 2-hour discussion with Morsi last month, but has since declined to go into any details of their conversation, according to the Washington Post.

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