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  7/26/2013, Av 19, 5773

Ban Calls for Morsi's Release

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on the Egyptian army to free former president Mohammed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders, a spokesman said.

Ban demanded that Morsi and his high-level backers "be released or have their cases reviewed transparently without delay," according to deputy UN spokesman Eduardo del Buey.

"The secretary general once again urges all sides to act with maximum restraint. He supports the rights of all Egyptians to hold peaceful protests,” added del Buey.