Morsi like Hitler, German Foreign Minister told by 'Rebel' group
EGYPT, Cairo : German Foriegn Minister Guido Westerwelle (R) arrives with his Egyptian counterpart Nabil Fahmy (unseen) to give a joint press conference following their meeting in Cairo on August 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE
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Representatives of the anti-Morsi 'Rebel' campaign expressed their discontent with Germany's stance on the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in a meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Wednesday.
"We told him we're here to see him to tell him about the story of Hitler who came by his people's votes but turned against democracy. Why did you reject Hitler in Germany but want him back in Egypt?" added Badr.
Westerwelle, who arrived in Cairo on Wednesday to meet with Egypt's interim president and several political figures, including representatives of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, has requested a meeting with Morsi. In response to his request, the Egyptian presidency issued a vague statement hinting that it might not have the authority to allow such a visit.
In a press statement issued on Wednesday, Westerwelle also demanded the release of Morsi, describing him as a political prisoner.
Badr said that Westerwelle denied making such a statement adding that Germany "respects the will and choices of the Egyptian people."
Morsi has been held incommunicado at a secret location since he was removed from the presidency by the military on 3 July following mass nationwide protests demanding his ouster.
Westerwelle is scheduled to meet with his Egyptian counterpart Nabil Fahmy on Thursday to discuss the regional affairs and the democratic transition in Egypt.