European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met Monday night with deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, two days after clashes between security forces and Morsi supporters left about 80 dead. Last week, prosecutors announced that Morsi was being investigated over allegations of espionage and murder — accusations that his supporters have dismissed as politically motivated.
July 31, 2013 A woman waves the Egyptian flag during a protest supporting ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo’s Nasr City area. European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Tuesday that she had met with deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, the first contact he has had with an independent official since he was taken into military custody almost a month ago. Mohammed Saber/European Pressphoto Agency Buy Photo