EU, UK parliamentarians visit Morsi supporters in Rabaa

"The delegation heard the views of the NADL representatives about the situation in Egypt and the importance of respecting democracy," a source in the sit-in's media center said

EU, UK parliamentarians visit Morsi supporters in Rabaa

World Bulletin/News Desk

A British parliamentary delegation has visited Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, where supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, have camped out for his reinstatement.

The House of Commons delegation met representatives of the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy (NADL), a coalition of groups supportive of Morsi, senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Gamal Hisham told Anadolu Agency.

The meeting was attended by deputy leader of the MB's Freedom and Justice Party Essam al-Erian, spokesman Jihad al-Haddad and several NADL leaders.

"The delegation heard the views of the NADL representatives about the situation in Egypt and the importance of respecting democracy," a source in the sit-in's media center told AA.

He added that a meeting was being prepared for the 7-member delegation to hear the testimonies of the relatives and friends of the martyrs and injured.

EU parliamentary delegation visits Morsi supporters in Rabaa

A European parliamentary delegation has visited Rabaa al-Adawiya Square and met leaders of the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, a coalition of groups supportive of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
Morsi supporters have been staging daily rallies and sit-ins nationwide since the former president's July 3 ouster by the military following mass protests against him.

They demand the reinstatement of the ousted leader, the dissolved Shura Council (the upper house of Egypt's parliament) and the suspended constitution.

The two largest sit-ins are in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares.

The government has described the two sit-ins as a "threat" to national security and mandated the interior minister to take "all necessary measures" to disperse them.

Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi said Wednesday that the government will not retreat on dispersing the pro-Morsi sit-ins.

"The decision to disperse the sit-ins is final and won't be reversed," al-Beblawi told a brief news conference.

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