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Egypt court turns down Islamist lawsuit against TV satirist

CAIRO (Reuters) – 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: Entertainment News

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In Egypt, a satirist facing charges remains irreverent – Los Angeles Times

Sydney Morning Herald In Egypt, a satirist facing charges remains irreverentLos Angeles TimesCAIRO — He arrived with a prankster's aplomb. Bassem Youssef, a popular Egyptian TV satirist often compared to Jon Stewart, appeared before a prosecutor Sunday on charges of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Satirist Grilled for Mocking Morsi – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Egyptian Satirist Grilled for Mocking MorsiWall Street JournalBassem Youssef, center, is swarmed by media and activists as he arrives at the high court in Cairo on Sunday. CAIRO—An Egyptian satirist was released on bail Sunday after he … Continue reading

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Egyptian political satirist in hot water – ABC Online

National Post Egyptian political satirist in hot waterABC OnlineIn Egypt a former heart surgeon who's now a political satirist has been detained by police for questioning over claims he insulted Egypt's President. Bassem Youssef has an audience estimated at 30 … Continue reading

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Egyptian Satirist Posts Bail as Authorities Press Case – New York Times

National Post Egyptian Satirist Posts Bail as Authorities Press CaseNew York TimesCAIRO — An Egyptian television satirist who was summoned by prosecutors on charges that he had insulted President Mohamed Morsi was ordered to post bail on Sunday, indicating that … Continue reading

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Egyptian Satirist Posts Bail as Authorities Press Case – New York Times

National Post Egyptian Satirist Posts Bail as Authorities Press CaseNew York TimesCAIRO — An Egyptian television satirist who was summoned by prosecutors on charges that he had insulted President Mohamed Morsi was ordered to post bail on Sunday, indicating that … Continue reading

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Egyptian TV satirist bailed after police questioning – The Guardian

The Guardian Egyptian TV satirist bailed after police questioningThe GuardianLink to video: Bassem Youssef's supporters protest as Egyptian satirist is detained. The Middle East's most popular TV satirist was issued with an arrest warrant and questioned by Egypt's top prosecutor … Continue reading

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Egyptian satirist questioned for insulting Mursi, freed on bail – Reuters UK

NDTV Egyptian satirist questioned for insulting Mursi, freed on bailReuters UKBy Tom Perry. CAIRO | Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:33pm BST. CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian prosecutors questioned Egypt's most popular television satirist on Sunday over allegations that he insulted President … Continue reading

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Egypt issues arrest warrant for TV satirist

Defamation allegation underscores cultural clash between conservative Islamists who dominate government and liberal secular activists who spearheaded the revolution Financial Times – Asia homepage

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