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Egyptian Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against TV Host Bassem Youssef

Egyptian Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against TV Host Bassem YoussefEgyptian Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against TV Host Bassem Youssef

The “Jon Stewart of the Arab World” still faces a criminal investigation into accusations that he insulted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Islamic faith on his satirical news show The Program. But an Egyptian court today rejected a separate petition brought by Islamist lawyer Mahmoud Abu el-Aineen to ban Bassem Youssef‘s show and shut down broadcasting network CBC, Reuters reports. Youssef was arrested last week and released on bail on Sunday.

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