Egypt

EU Envoy Meets Morsi at Secret Detention Facility

Egyptian army not planning on letting him have a role in transition

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Egypt allowed Europe's top diplomat to meet deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi on Monday, flying her after dark to Mursi's secret detention facility but ruling out any role for him in ending the turmoil convulsing the country.

Catherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, became the first outsider to see Mursi since he was deposed by the army on July 3, taken into detention and placed under investigation on charges including murder.

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