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Egypt court turns down lawsuit against TV satirist
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 04/06/2013 @ 7:38 pm In World | No Comments
CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday threw out a lawsuit calling for a popular television satirist to be banned for insulting the president and Islam, but he still faces a criminal investigation on similar charges.
(Reuters) Critics of the government see the cases against Bassem Youssef, who has cited US satirist Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" as a model, as part of a crackdown on dissent. This is denied by the government of President Mohamed Morsi and its Islamist allies, the Muslim Brotherhood.
A Cairo administrative court rejected a petition brought by Mahmoud Abu el-Aineen, an Islamist lawyer, to ban Youssef's program and shut down independent television channel CBC, legal sources said.
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