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As Morsi Awaits Trial, Kerry Is Optimistic Of Reform

Rachel Scott |
November 3, 2013 | 9:26 a.m. PST

Executive Producer


John Kerry, 2004 (Creative Commons)
John Kerry, 2004 (Creative Commons)
Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president will go on trial Monday, alongside 14 other senior Muslim Brotherhood figures for charges of inciting violence, ABC News reports.

SEE ALSO: Morsi Detained And Accused Of Collaborating With Hamas

If convicted, the defendants could face life in prison or a death penalty.  On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry became the highest-ranking official in the Obama administration to visit Egypt since Morsi was ousted. On the eve of Morsi’s trial, Kerry landed in Cairo calling for a fair trail for Egyptians and expressing his optimism for democratic reform.

The United States believes that the U.S.-Egypt partnership is going to be strongest when Egypt is represented by an inclusive, democratically-elected, civilian government based on rule of law, fundamental freedoms, and an open and competitive economy," Kerry told reporters at a news conference.

Kerry added that the United States is an ally of the Egyptian people and hopes to contribute to the country’s success as a democratic nation. Kerry says the United States will accept an offer from Egypt to set up a dialogue that would discuss counterterrorism efforts and security.

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